Public Notice

Water Outage and Low Pressure Advisory

The water consumers of Pamlico County Water System are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a water plant malfunction. Water department staff members repaired the system but it may take time to fill the towers. The following areas are covered under the advisory: 

  • NC HWY  55 from Cooper Road in Alliance going East to Trent Road including all adjacent roads
  • Millpond Road
  • Highway 304 to the intersection of HWY 307 and including all adjacent roads
  • Florence Road and all adjacent roads
  • Whortonsville Road and all adjacent roads
  • Browns Creek Road
  • Straight Road from Browns Creek Road to Trent Road and all adjacent roads
  • Trent Road

This includes all of the Towns of Bayboro and Stonewall, part of the Town of Alliance, the communities of Maribel, Florence, Whortonville, and Paradise Shores.

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 Pamlico County Water Department advises that when water is restored consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, making ice and washing hands) 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 water samples meet requirements and further written notification is issued.

For more information on this advisory, you can visit the Pamlico County web site at, visit the Pamlico County Emergency Manager Web site for updates or call the Water Department at (252) 745-5453.

This advisory issued on November 22, 2021

Pamlico County Water System, Pamlico County, NC, System ID: 04-69-025

Posted by Tim Buck Monday, November 22, 2021 4:26:00 AM