****The boil water advisory was lifted on Friday morning.****
Chatham County Water Utilities has issued a boil water advisory for the northeast portion of the county.
The advisory was caused by a water leak causing a drop in water system pressure. Officials said the leak was repaired on Thursday morning but did not say how long the leak lasted.
“We are issuing the boil water notice as a precaution due to the pressure drop in the system,” assistant county manager Dan LaMontagne said in a release. “We do not expect this to last more than one day.”
County officials had started calling the affected residences and businesses to alert them of the notice on Thursday.
The impacted communities are Mann’s Chapel Road, Hamlet’s Chapel Road, Mt. Gilead Church Road, Bynum Bridge Road and Highway 15/501 south of Jack Bennett Road. Several other communities were affected including Hudson Hills, The Hamptons, Bynum, Briar Chapel, Fearrington Village, Galloway Ridge, Hamlet Grove, Prestonwood, Horizon and Moneterrane.
Residents in these areas are asked to use bottled water or boil the count water before using it for drinking, bathing, dental care, making ice, washing dishes and food preparation.
Anyone with questions is asked to contact Water Utilities at (919) 542-8270.