Water restored after main break in North Carolina town

August 16, 2019 GMT

MAYSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Residents in a North Carolina town can drink the water again after a water main break led officials to shut off the supply.

News outlets report the town of Maysville restored service on Thursday evening, and on Friday, town officials lifted a boil water advisory. Tests showed there was no bacteria in the water.

The break occurred in a water main at the intersection of Main Street and N.C. Highway 58 that supports most of the town’s water system. The town says an aging pipe was to blame for the broken main.

Maysville is 117 miles (188 kilometers) southeast of Raleigh.