Boil water advisory lifted

Article Published: Oct. 10, 2012 | Modified: Oct. 11, 2012

The Boone Public Utilities and Engineering Department has announced that the boil advisory notice issued Tuesday, Oct. 9, has been lifted.

Water plant staff members have completed testing throughout the system and have not discovered any safety concerns. It has now been verified that the town water system is safe, and water for human consumption no longer needs to be boiled.

The boil advisory notice was for precautionary purposes only, due to a water main break, town officials said.

A contractor for the town has been working for the past few weeks to replace a sewer main along Boone Heights Drive and U.S. 321. Miller said a water main break occurred when workers struck a water line, while boring under U.S. 321 near Pride Drive.

As a result, the system lost pressure in the lines, which increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system, a statement from the town said.

Water department staff members repaired the leak late Tuesday night and have conducted testing procedures throughout Wednesday morning.

According to the town's official release, "Citizens can now use town water for any and all purposes."
For more information, contact Boone Public Utilities at (828) 268-6250.

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