Water line break prompts pressure advisory in parts of Currituck County

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CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A water line break caused a loss of pressure for potable water service in Currituck County Tuesday.

The affected area is south of Westside Drive in Harbinger to the Wright Memorial Bridge in Point Harbor.

Because of the decreased pressure, there is a potential for contamination. Customers in this area of the Currituck County Mainland Water System are asked to boil all water or use bottled water when service is restored. Water used for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, and making ice should be boiled.

Vigorous boiling for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

Officials say samples will be collected throughout the affected area to confirm the water quality as soon as pressure is restored. The system pressure advisory is set to be lifted on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. If there is a problem customers will be notified of a continued advisory.

Customers may experience periods of low pressure and discolored water until full service is restored.