Boil water advisory lifted in Statesville after water main break

- UPDATE: 7/28/16 (1:27 p.m.): Statesville officials announced the water quality tests confirmed the city's water is now safe after a major water main break occurred Wednesday.

The Statesville Water Resources AD said tests completed at various locations throughout the city's water system showed that no e. coli exists within the system.

The water customers are no longer advised to boil water before consumption.

The Statesville Leisure Pool will open from 3 until 8 p.m. Thursday ($3 for adults; $2 for 12 and under) and return to a regular schedule tomorrow.
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UPDATE: 7/28/16 (7:40 a.m.): A boil water advisory continues Thursday morning for Statesville Water customers due to a major water main break on Wednesday.

The city of Statesville says they should know by mid day whether the advisory can be lifted.

Customers should continue to boil their water before consuming it. It is okay to shower and take baths as long as the water is not swallowed.

The Statesville Leisure Pool is closed until after the advisory is lifted
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The city of Statesville suffered a major water main break that caused most of their water customers to be without water early Wednesday morning, according to the City of Statesville.

The water line break was discovered Wednesday morning around 3:00 a.m. near the Water Treatment Plant on Pump Station Road.

Crews quickly responded but most Statesville Water customers were without water for several hours.

Customers are advised to boil water before using while repairs are being made.(Including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.

Boiling for one minute should kill any diseased-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

It is okay to shower or bathe in the water as long as you don’t drink it. If your water appears cloudy, run the faucet until it clears.

The Statesville leisure pool, court sessions and many other businesses and offices had to close due to the boil advisory.

Bottled water is being distributed by the city. The advisory is expected to be in place for at least 24 hours.

Water consumers are strongly advised to conserve water whenever possible.

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