Annual Water Changeover Begins March 1st

Beginning Thursday, March 1, 2018, PWC will temporarily stop adding ammonia to its water treatment disinfection process. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality requires all water systems that add ammonia to their drinking water to discontinue its use for a one-month period annually. The water is safe to drink during this time.  PWC will resume adding ammonia to the water treatment disinfection process on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

During March, fire hydrants on the PWC water distribution system will be opened periodically to flush the water distribution system. Some customers may notice chlorine odor as a result of this change in our treatment process or experience periods of discolored water as a result of the system flushing.

Water customers should be aware that during this time, traces of ammonia could remain in the water. PWC recommends that water customers who pre-treat should continue to follow procedures to remove chloramines.

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Listing of Open Hydrants 

  1. Lou Dr/Ramsey
  2. 6973 Filyaw
  3. 128 Brewster
  4. Shaw Rd
  5. Hoke Loop
  6. Wal Mart/Gillis Hill
  7. Blacks bridge/ Tumbleweed
  8. 301/Tom Starling
  9. Claude Lee
  10. 2046 Hwy 87
  11. Food Lion 87
  12. Cypress Lake Club House
  13. Monsanto