County Investigating Low Water Pressure in Pinehurst, Seven Lakes


Staff Writer

Residents of Pinehurst and Seven Lakes are being asked by the Moore County Public Works Department to boil water if they experienced low pressure today.“Pressure is rising and the water is slowly being restored,” said Gould. “We recommend that the affected areas boil their water but especially if they experienced low pressure early in the day.”

As water is fully restored, the department will begin water testing and update customers on any findings. 

In order to conserve water, the county is asking customers to stop lawn irrigation and any other water-heavy tasks.

“We are working diligently to restore complete water service,” said Jon Horne in the release. “Even though the water mains will be thoroughly flushed following this low-pressure period, water quality testing will need to be completed.” The release notes that water discoloration might be common as the system is being worked on.

Due to the potential for contaminants, the release recommends that when water service is restored, consumers flush their water lines, then boil any water they might use for drinking or food preparation. This includes making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and cooking.

Using bottled water is another option for those who might not want to boil their water first. “Vigorous boiling for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water,” said Horne. “You will be advised when the water tests show the water is safe to drink.”

According to the website, this advisory remains in effect until further notification.

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