Johnston County issued a new water shortage advisory Sunday morning, this time due to a purchase supply from the Town of Smithfield being temporarily unavailable to the Johnston County water system. As a result, Johnston County has declared a water shortage advisory for all public water customers they serve.
All customers should immediately refrain from non-essential uses, including irrigation and filling of swimming pools. The County will be closely monitoring the situation daily, but anticipates the water shortage advisory may remain in place through Memorial Day.
In addition, the County is completing construction of a 2 million gallon per day expansion at the Timothy G. Broome Johnston County Water Treatment and expects to have this additional capacity available in the next couple of weeks.
On May 20 a water shortage advisory was issued due to a piping failure at the Johnston County Water Treatment Plant. That advisory was listed May 21st after repairs were made.
Contact Johnston County Public Utilities at 919-989-5075 with any questions.