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Water alert issued for Avon

At around midnight Sunday, a major break occurred in the water main supplying water to Avon.

At 8:15 a.m. Sunday morning, only four feet of water remained in the elevated tower, according to an official.

“Water users in Avon are experiencing extremely low pressure and it is possible that the supply may run out,” stated a press release from Dare County. “Please limit water use to only what is absolutely necessary.”

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The pipe was split across the top and ran for 15 to 20 feet. Courtesy William Nash, assistant utilities director at the Dare County Department of Water.

The water line repair is anticipated to be complete by early afternoon Sunday.

Once water is restored, the water department will issue a boil water notice. The release from the county stated the “system advisory will be in place for 24 hours until the bacteriological test is completed.”

UPDATE:

Water flows again in Avon; boil water advisory in effect

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