By WECT Staff | January 5, 2021 at 1:57 PM EST – Updated January 5 at 1:57 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A precautionary boil water advisory is scheduled for the Flats on Front community at 1045 N. Front St., beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, according to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.
Crews will be replacing a fire hydrant in the area.
The boil advisory will affect about 275 customers.
“Periods of low or no pressure in the water distribution system increase the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system,” CFPUA said in a news release. “When under a boil water advisory, customers are asked to boil their water for one minute, then allow it to cool prior to consumption. They also may use another water source such as bottled water.
“Consumption includes drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, food preparation, fruit and vegetable washing, pet consumption, and the preparation of baby formula. Customers do NOT need to boil water prior to using it for showering or bathing.”
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