New urgent plea to reduce water use issued by Central Water

Boil water notice issued for Fork Road area


Central Water issued a more urgent plea Thursday evening saying the “entire system is maxed out” and running on generator power as officials continued to ask members to conserve water.

In addition, they issued a boil water notice for the Fork Road area.

There are areas of the system that have low water pressure and some areas without water “because we cannot get our tanks full due to usage,” said Glenn Goldman, former Central Water manager who consults part-time.

The plea came as officials said power outages could last for days following an intense winter storm that has shut down most of the county since Monday.

“We have had employees working around the clock to do our best to keep our customers in water,” he said, noting many had been working since about 3 a.m. Thursday.

“We do need your help to conserve water,” he said. Officials said rumors had caused fears.

Customers can be of great help to us by reporting any water leaks as they are found.

“Please help us to protect your water system by using water wisely and being good neighbors,” he said.

Early Thursday morning Central Water Association said it had reached a critical point and asked its members to help and conserve water..

“If you have frozen or burst pipes, turn the meter off and repair as soon as found,” General Manager John Wilkerson said.

If you see leaks on our part of the system, please report them immediately to CWA at 601-656-6171.

Central Water personnel are doing everything they can to provide users with continuous service, Wilkerson said, but “we must have the help of users to ensure we do not overload the system's capabilities.”

Central Water announced Friday afternoon a boil water notice for residents on five roads in the Fork Community.

Central Water officials said anyone who lives on County roads 385, 387, 1345, 1347 and 2608 should boil their water “vigorously” for one minute before consumption until the boil advisory is lifted.

A news release states that the process usually takes four to five days or until the Health Department ensures that all samples taken are clean and is certain that water is safe for consumption.

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