Advisory to boil water lifted in Havelock

Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:19 AM.

Havelock has lifted its advisory for residents to boil water after state lab tests revealed no harmful bacteria.

The city issued the water system pressure advisory on Wednesday after a water line broke on Jaycee Street. The break affected all residents in the western part of Havelock, including those in the Woodhaven subdivision.

Low water pressure could result in back siphonage that could introduce harmful bacteria into the water, which prompted the city to issue the advisory for affected residents to boil water until the state lab tests came back.

Those results were received Thursday morning, so the city lifted the advisory to boil water.

The line break on Jaycee Street, next to Havelock City Park, resulted in the loss of 240,000 gallons of water. The city was able to get water from the Craven County system as repairs to the line were made and the system was flushed.

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