A major water line break was discovered this morning about 3 a.m. near the Water Treatment Plant on Pump Station Rd.
Crews responded quickly to locate and isolate the problem, but most Statesville water customers were without water for several hours. A boil water advisory has been issued for Statesville water customers until further notice.
The water system is once again operating and the line is being repaired.
The boil water advisory resulted in the closing of the Statesville leisure pool, court sessions and many other businesses and offices. The Iredell County Health Department is working with and advising local restaurants.
The City of Statesville has delivered bottle water to the Council on Aging nutrition site to be distributed by their volunteers. The City is also planning to set up additional bottled water distribution sites. (photos and additional information will be released shortly)
Here’s what you need to know about our water quality:
We are cautioning about consuming water through drinking, food preparation, cooking, rinsing off food and making ice. It is okay to shower or bathe in the water as long as you don’t drink it. If your water appears cloudy, run the faucet until it clears.
Testing has begun on the water quality. We must now wait 24 hours before determining if we can lift the boil water advisory.
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