Town Of Boone Advising To Boil Water Due To Main Break

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UPDATE Friday 12:25pm – the Boil Water Advisory for Boone has been lifted http://wataugaonline.com/boil-water-advisory-lifted-for-boone/


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 water service 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 eliminate the potential for health hazards that may be present in the water. Their office is strongly urging the water consumers to conserve water whenever possible. This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.

For more information please call their office at 828-268-6250.

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