Currituck issues boil advisory for some Corolla customers

From staff reports

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CURRITUCK — Currituck County has issued a boil advisory to some water customers in Corolla until 6 a.m. Friday after a water main break on Thursday morning.

Potable water service to Corolla, north of Corolla Village Road to the end of the system at North Beach Access Road Ramp, was temporarily interrupted as a result of the waterline break.

The county is now advising customers in this area of southern Outer Banks to boil all water used for human consumption — drinking, cooking, brushing teeth and making ice — or use bottled water until the advisory is lifted. Boiling water for one minute should kill disease-causing organizations that could be present in the water because of contamination from cross-connections or back-siphonage.

The boil water advisory will remain in effect until Friday morning unless customers are advised of a continued advisory. Customers may experience periods of low pressure and discolored water until full service is restored.