Water discoloration possible in Manteo Friday due to pump station work

Work associated with the new Queen Elizabeth Avenue Pump Station requires use of a volume of water to be delivered to the site using a nearby fire hydrant. Residents near the project site could experience some discoloration of water today, Friday, January 13.

While the water delivered to you is normally clear, occasional pressure changes of fire hydrants use can cause discoloration due to mineral sediments in water pipes. Though the water may be discolored, it is safe to drink. However, until the water runs clear, it is advisable to avoid washing clothes, especially white fabrics.

If you experience a problem with colored water coming from your tap, first run your COLD-water tap (preferably from a spigot or faucet without an aerator) for up to five minutes.

Please call Town Hall #252-473-2133 if your water remains discolored or if you have any questions.