Potable water service to Bells Island was interrupted as a result of a water line break on Thursday.
Based on the potential for contamination from cross-connections or back-siphonage, customers in the area of the Currituck County Water System are advised that, when water is restored, consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, and making ice) or use bottled water.
Vigorous boiling for one (1) 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.
The boil water advisory will be lifted on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
If there is a problem, customers will be notified about a continued advisory. Customers may experience periods of low pressure and discolored water until full service is restored.