Chatham County cancels boil-water advisory, blames contractor error

akenney@newsobserver.comFebruary 27, 2014 

— UPDATED: Chatham county canceled a boil-water advisory on Thursday, saying testing had cleared all water in the county utility system for consumption.

The warning began on Wednesday, after the pressure in the county’s drinking water system dropped, potentially allowing bacteria-infected waters to flow into the drinking-water pipes.

“It appears that a contractor – we’re not sure who – may have accidentally shut off a water valve,” said Chatham County spokeswoman Debra Henzey. The malfunction happened and was discovered on Wednesday and has been fixed," she said.

The boil-water notice affected Hudson Hills, Briar Chapel, Fearrington Village, Galloway Ridge, Woods Charter School, Manns Chapel, Hamlet Grove, Prestonwood and Monterrane. Residents were urged to boil water vigorously for a minute before any human consumption.

Kenney: 919-829-4870; Twitter: @KenneyNC

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