Orange County

Update: Boil-water advisory lifted by Hillsborough

The Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough.
The Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough. News & Observer file photo

The Town of Hillsborough late Thursday afternoon lifted a boil-water advisory that had been in effect for water customers on and near Governor Burke Road since Wednesday.

Test results of water samples from those areas showed no contamination in the water, Hillsborough officials said Thursday.

The town issued the boil water advisory following a water main break Wednesday afternoon that caused periods of low water pressure for some properties. Bacterial contamination due to a water main break was said to be rare, but the town issues advisories in such cases out of an abundance of caution, Hillsborough’s statement said Thursday.

Customers in the affected areas had been advised to use bottled water or to boil all water used for human consumption, including drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, making ice and washing hands.

Vigorous boiling for one minute is said to kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

For updates and a map of the affected area, see the town’s Boil Water Advisories page.