Water system pressure advisory issued for customers in Northern Buxton

The Dare County Water Department has announced that repairs have been completed for the water line leak that occurred earlier today in the village of Buxton. Approximately 50 customers were without service while repairs were made.

Now that repairs are completed, that area of the water system will be flushed and returned to normal operation.

Based on the potential for contamination from cross-connections or back-siphonage, customers located in the affected area are advised to boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, and making ice) or use bottled water. Vigorous boiling for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

Samples will be collected to confirm the microbiological quality. The System Pressure Advisory will be lifted on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. If there are any issues, customers will be notified of a continued advisory. Please note that customers may experience periods of low pressure and discolored water until full service has been restored.

For additional information, please contact:

Dare County (after hours): 252-475-5812 or 252-256-0944

Dare County Water Department at: 252-475-5990 (after 7:30 a.m.)