The Dare County Water Department has announced that a 24-hour Water System Pressure Advisory is now in effect for Stumpy Point water customers.
Based on the potential for contamination from the water main break that occurred earlier today on Bayview Drive in Stumpy Point, the Dare County Water Department advises that, once water service is restored, customers located within the affected area should boil all water used for human consumption—including drinking, cooking, brushing teeth and making ice—or use bottled water for these purposes for the next 24 hours.
Vigorous boiling for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water. Samples will be collected throughout the affected area to confirm the microbiological quality as soon as pressure is restored.
Repairs to the water main break have been completed, and the water system is in the process of being flushed. Please note that customers may experience periods of low pressure and discolored water until service is fully restored.
This Water System Pressure Advisory will be lifted on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. If any issues occur, water customers located within the affected area will be notified of a continued advisory.
Potable water service to Dare County water customers on Bayview Drive in Stumpy Point was interrupted for approximately seven hours due to a water main break that occurred near 139 Bayview Drive on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
For more information, please contact the Dare County Water Department at 252-475-5990 or Water@DareNC.gov.
If you need assistance after normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday), please call the Dare County Water Department after-hours phone line: 252-475-5812.