Water line breaks affect customers on Lilly’s Bridge, River Roads

A boil water advisory remains in effect today for some county water customers along and near Lilly’s Bridge Rd. and parts of River Rd.

Greg Riegler Photography, www.flickr.com/gfrphoto, CC BY 2.0

Greg Riegler Photography, http://www.flickr.com/gfrphoto, CC BY 2.0

County public utilities director Chris Hildreth said a water distribution line break occurred late Wednesday morning, affecting the area north of the water plant along Lilly’s Bridge Rd. and up River Rd. to Sugar Loaf Rd.

The Woodrun community has its own water system and is not affected.

The advisory was issued as a precaution because of the potential for back-siphoning and the introduction of bacteria into the water system.

Hildreth said crews repaired the initial break late Wednesday and took water quality samples in hopes of rescinding the boil advisory yesterday, but another water line failure occurred early yesterday afternoon about a mile north of the first break.

The utilities director said the additional repairs were completed last night and the lines are back in service, but county water customers along and near all of Lilly’s Bridge Rd. and the portion of River Rd. north from Hwy. 24/27 to and including Sugar Loaf Rd. should continue to boil water as a precaution until further notice.

Hildreth said the boil advisory would likely be lifted sometime Saturday if the water quality samples taken early Friday morning tested clear of contaminants. He said water line flushing will continue into next week, and customers may experience pockets of air and discoloration for a couple of days.

Questions about the water situation can be directed to the Montgomery County Utilities Department at 910-439-6197. Additional updates and a map of the affected area can be seen on the county website at http://www.montgomerycountync.com.

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