105 Accident Prompts Boone Officials To Issue Boil Water Advisory

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UPDATE Thursday Dec 28, 2017 11:55am – The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted. See this link for more information from the Town of Boone. 


UPDATE Wednesday Dec 27 9:20am – For more information from AppHealthCare about steps to take regarding the Boil Water Advisory see this link. 


3:54am Wednesday Dec 27 – An accident on highway 105 just before midnight has resulted in a Boil Water Advisory from the Town of Boone.

The accident, on 105 near Ross Chrysler, involves 2 fire hydrants and a sinkhole, according to Watauga County Communications. 105 was closed in the area of Comfort Suites.

*Town of Boone Press Release* 

At approximately 12:00 am this morning the Town of Boone experienced a twelve inch water main break along NCDOT Highway 105. The highway is currently closed but it is anticipated to be reopened by 5:00 am.

Due to this break, a water system pressure loss occurred throughout the entire Town and due to this, a Boil Water Advisory is issued to the Town customers. We are advising all water consumers to 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. This office is strongly urging the water consumers to conserve water whenever possible. This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.

Water Customers may experience some “banging” in the pipes when water service is restored.  This is due to air that has entered the pipes.  It is no cause for alarm.  Also, the water may appear cloudy.  This is also caused by air in the pipes.  What you see are actually many tiny air bubbles.  This discoloration should clear up after the water runs for a few minutes.

We apologize for any inconvenience you experience and assure you this Boil Advisory is unavoidable. We appreciate your understanding, and cooperation to this matter.  Please feel free to contact us at (828) 268-6900 or (828) 268-6999 should you have any further questions, or require any assistance.


The water consumers of Town of Boone in Watauga County may have experienced periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a Water Main Break this morning. 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 now 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.   

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

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