UPDATE: This Boil Water Advisory was lifted late Fri., Apr. 15, after tests showed water quality samples were normal.
Earlier this morning (Apr. 13) a NCDOT contractor working on a bridge replacement project hit and ruptured a 12-inch main water line on Lilly’s Bridge Road. Montgomery County crews have repaired the damage and are opening valves to restore service now.
However, water system pressures along Lilly’s Bridge Road and River Road (just north of Fairway Shores to north of Carolina Forest) fell below 20psi.
Therefore, Montgomery County Public Utilities has issued a Boil Water ADVISORY (BWA) for the affected areas until water quality test can confirm the water is safe for human consumption. A map delineating the affected area can be found at http://www.montgomerycountync.com.
Montgomery County crews are beginning to flush the system. This will continue through today and into tomorrow. Once most of the air and discolored water has been removed, county personnel will collect and analyze multiple bacteriological samples. The analysis takes up to 24 hours.
As of now, the county anticipates being able to rescind the boil advisory Fri., Apr. 15.
The same NCDOT Bridge Replacement Project will require an additional service interruption and BWA in the near future. This is a planned event required to complete the project and the county says customers will receive prior notice of the interruption.