Canton residents advised to boil water
The water consumers of the Town of Canton, in Haywood County, are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to frozen and broken water lines.
Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.
Therefore, the Division of Water Resources advises that when water is restored consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.
Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.
This office is strongly urging the water consumers to conserve water whenever possible. This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.
This advisory issued on Jan. 10, 2014 by:
Town of Canton
Public Water Supply Section
Division of Water Resources