Friday, April 23, 2010

Broken Pipeline Causes Water Emergency

A broken pipeline that supplies water to Clayton and other area towns is causing a water emergency throughout Johnston County and residents are being urged "to suspend all non-essential uses of water."

Residents are being asked to stop watering of lawns and gardens, all vehicle washing, all miscellaneous industrial uses and other non-essential uses for the next couple of days until the normal flow of water resumes.

The emergency situation extends to Four Oaks, Princeton and Kenly, as well as customers of Carolina Water Service and Aqua NC.

Johnston County Public Utilities, the town's water supplier, discovered the problem late Thursday and worked throughout the night to initiate repairs, but the water has not yet begun to flow normally.

"The Town of Clayton will do its part to conserve during this emergency situation," said Mayor Jody McLeod. "We appreciate the hard work and dedication of the repair crews and others involved in getting the problem corrected."

Residents should be able to begin normal usage again by the end of the weekend.

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