There’s a lot of aggravation that comes with trying to get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas at a time of a pandemic and supply shortages, so the last thing anyone needs is the problem of having tainted water in their house. 

But that’s a problem that greeted some High Point residents on Monday, Nov. 22.

Some water consumers of The City of High Point who live in the 1500 Block of Delk Drive, and those who live on sections of McGuinn Drive, were experiencing periods of low pressure and water outages and are under a boil water advisory until further notice.

A water main break disrupted the distribution system and those water customers are experiencing periods of low or no pressure in the system.  High Point officials say this type of problem increases the potential for “back siphonage” as well as for the introduction of bacteria into the water system.

City officials are informing the affected residents that, once water service is restored, they should boil all water used for human consumption. That includes water used for “drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation.”

Residents may also want to use bottled water for their drinking water.

According to a November 22 press release from the city, “Vigorous boiling for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.”   

City officials also add that, “Water customers are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible.”

  The water boiling advisory for those residents remains in effect until a written notification is issued.