Mount Gilead water customers to experience planned outage

Greg Riegler Photography,, CC BY 2.0

Greg Riegler Photography,, CC BY 2.0

UPDATE: The boil water advisory for Mount Gilead water customers was lifted Wed., Nov. 25. Water quality test results received at that time were favorable, and authorities said there was no longer a need to boil water for human consumption.

NOTE: The initial information we received indicated these outages would take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day, but work continued well into the evening on Nov. 22, and service was still interrupted after 8 p.m.

Due to construction on the Mount Gilead Main Street Water Line Project, Mount Gilead water customers will experience water service outages and periods of low pressure through Monday. Public Works Director Daniel Medley says crews “will work diligently to minimize downtime and return the system to normal operations,” but outages are expected from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Sun., Nov. 22, and Mon., Nov. 23.

Through telephone calls and posts on the town’s website, water customers were encouraged to make preparations for this outage. Suggestions included:

  • Drawing water for drinking and cooking prior to interruption.
  • Considering turning off water heater until service is restored.
    (Many water heaters have integral protections, but cutting power will ensure no problems occur.)
  • Making sure all faucets and hose bibs are off during the interruption.

When there is service, customers are advised to boil vigorously for one minute any water that will be used for human consumption. The boil advisory will remain in effect until the work is completed and tests show the water is safe for consumption.

Customers on Montgomery County water system or well water are not affected by the outage.

Click here to read the town’s Service Interruption Advisory
Click here to read the town’s Boil Water Advisory

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