North Carolina town without water after main break

August 15, 2019 GMT

MAYSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A broken main means a North Carolina town is completely without water.

News sources report all restaurants were closed and other businesses were impacted in the town of Maysville on Thursday. Maysville is 117 miles (188 kilometers) southeast of Raleigh, and has a population of 959 as of 2017.

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.

Town Manager Schumata Brown told WITN that workers couldn’t isolate the problem and had shut down the entire town.

Residents are being told to boil any water collected before the system was shut down, and to continue boiling it once service is restored until tests confirm it’s safe to drink.