Boil Water Advisory Will Be Issued Once Service Is Restored
A number of homes and businesses served by the Town of Selma with be without water service for much of the day on Wednesday, June 19th.
Crews will turn off water to all homes on Lizzie Mill Road from the railroad tracks to Seafood House Road from 9AM until 4PM Wednesday. If it is raining Wednesday morning, the work will be postponed one day until Thursday, June 20th.
According to Matthew Morris, Utility System Operator for the Town of Selma Water Plant, a new water line relocation is required for the new bridge being installed on Lizzie Street over I-95. The new line is in place but the water has to be turned off to tie in to the new line on both sides of the bridge. While that work is underway, a new water tap will also be installed on the new line to provide water service to the I-95 Rest Areas.
The water outage had originally been scheduled for May 22nd but was postponed until June 19th because a part needed for the new water line had not arrived.
After water service is turned back on in the Lizzie Mill Road area around 4:00PM Wednesday, a Boil Water Advisory will be issued for at least 24 hours while bacteriological samples are taken and analyzed. During the Boil Water Advisory, residents should boil water vigorously for 3 minutes prior to drinking or consuming including cooking, ice-making, or brushing teeth. It will not be necessary to boil water for showering or other external purposes. The Boil Water Advisory is a precautionary measure after service interruptions, which can increase the risk of contaminants entering the water supply system.
Anyone with questions about the water outage or boil water advisory can contact the Selma Water and Sewer Department at 919-965-2244.