Boil water advisory

Published 4:11 pm Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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Jervey Road to Carolina Drive urged to boil water

TRYON—Tryon water customers in the area of South Trade Street between Jervey Road and Carolina Drive are under a boil water advisory.

The town experienced a water line break on Monday that caused the notice.

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Water customers will experience periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system because of the main water line break. 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, according to the Tryon Water Plant.

Once the water service is restored, customers are advised to boil all water used for human consumption, including for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation. People can also use bottled water during the boil water advisory.

People should boil water vigorously for 1 minute to kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

Water customers are also being encouraged by the town water department to conserve water whenever possible. The advisory will remain in effect until further notice is given by the town. Advisories usually last at least 24 hours.

The town also sent notice this week that Carolina Drive is now open to traffic. Carolina Drive off U.S. 176 was closed for several weeks following a sink hole, which has since been repaired.