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Water department flushing lines after Currituck Co. residents experiencing discolored water

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Posted at 10:49 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 22:49:31-04

CURRITUCK Co., N.C. - The Currituck County Water Department is continuing to try to rectify water problems that have been happening throughout the county.

After a recent maintenance procedure, residents have been experiencing discolored water. The department is flushing water lines throughout the county to clean out the system.

Officials say an advisory to boil water was not necessary because all water was treated before it left the plant and testing did not result in dangerous levels of bacteria or other matter.

They go on to say this flushing process is working, but it will take time because it involves millions of gallons of water. It must be done systematically so there is an uninterrupted water supply for customers and fire protection.

The water the county is providing is safe to drink and will not damage appliances or water heaters.

For anyone who had issues with lwater staining their laundry, the county has obtained a shipment of CorrBrite stain remover and is able to order more if supplies run out. Bottles of CorrBrite are free for people to pick up at the Mainland Water Plant in Maple during regular business hours.

You are asked to call ahead to make sure a bottle is available and advised to read the directions for proper before using it with your laundry.

If you have questions, you can contact the Water Department at 252-232-2769.

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