HAMLET — After nearly 48 hours, a boil water advisory has been lifted for residents of the Seaboard City.
City Manager Matthew Christian announced just after noon Sunday that the municipal water was safe.
“Water quality test results from the lab confirm that your water is safe to drink without boiling,” Christian said. “We understand the inconvenience this advisory may have caused and greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.”
The advisory was issued Friday afternoon.
Christian said crews had been working on a leak since around 6 that morning and the crack had grown to 6 feet.
“We had to shut off the water system to reduce pressure in order to make the repair,” Christian said.
Although the repair was finished Friday evening, the advisory was issued “as a precautionary measure” and remained in effect throughout the night and Saturday, before it was lifted on Sunday.