Boil water advisory lifted

Published 3:20 pm Friday, July 31, 2020

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Carolina Drive area water now safe to drink

TRYON—The boil water advisory for the Carolina Drive area in Tryon has been lifted.

The Tryon Water Department advised of the lift on Wednesday around 1:30 p.m.

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“Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected, water users in the affected areas of the Carolina Dr./Red Bird Rd. area are hereby notified that it is no longer necessary to boil water used for human consumption,” Tryon Water Plant Supervisor Greg McCool said.

The boil water advisory was issued Monday after a main water line break in the South Trade Street and Carolina Drive area of Tryon. Town crews repaired the break following a utility company striking the town’s main water line.

A boil water advisory was issued after the repair was complete for Carolina Drive residents from South Trade Street up to 330 Carolina Drive as well as Red Bird Lane.

The Tryon Water Department said periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

Customers were advised to boil all water used for human consumption, including for drinking, make ice, brushing teeth, food preparation or washing dishes or advised to use bottled water.