HERTFORD, N.C. - The boil advisory that was put into effect for the Town of Hertford earlier this week has now been lifted.
Town officials announced Wednesday that bacteriological samples that were taken showed no signs of contamination in the drinking water. Water service has been restored, and residents will no longer need to boil their water as it is now safe for human consumption.
The advisory was issued for the Town of Hertford as residents experienced periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system as a result of treatment plant shutdown.
Officials said periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and the introduction of bacteria into the water system.
If you did not experience periods of low pressure or outages in the water distribution system in your area, your water has remained safe to use.
Residents are still strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible.
Officials noted Monday that the advisory did not apply to all residents in Perquimans County, only residents that are served by the Town of Hertford Public Utilities.