Mount Gilead issues water advisory in conjunction with sidewalk project

UPDATE: The boil water advisory was lifted Wed., Apr. 6. Water quality samples were normal, and town officials indicated there was no continued need to boil water before consumption.

Greg Riegler Photography,, CC BY 2.0

Greg Riegler Photography,, CC BY 2.0

Water customers in and around the ongoing Mount Gilead sidewalk construction project should expect service interruptions from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Tue., Apr. 5. The following advisory was issued today by Town Hall….

The water consumers of TOWN OF MOUNT GILEAD, in MONTGOMERY COUNTY in the areas of HIGHWAY 73 WEST and PARKERTOWN AREA will be experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to WATER LINE REPAIR on April 5, 2016 between the hours of 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

Therefore, the Division of Water Resources advises that when water is restored consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water. Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water. Boiling water concentrates any levels of nitrates that may be present in the water. Infants below the age of six months and pregnant women should use an alternate water supply (e.g., bottled water) whenever possible.

This office is strongly urging the water consumers to conserve water whenever possible. This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.

This advisory issued on APRIL 4th, 2016 by Daniel Medley, Public Works Director, 910-439-5111. Thank you for your understanding.

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