Officials in Dover: “Chlorine levels are back to normal”

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DOVER, N.C. (WNCT)- According to Alderman Gary Whitley, a man broke the water main while putting down tile.

The town flushed the waterline with chlorine Friday and Saturday night to remove bacteria.

The water’s chlorine levels are back to normal.

Dover residents say the water is off every other day.

They believe it’s connected to water and sewer construction near the trailer park.  

Whitley said that construction is not related to the recent water main break. 

Whitley said the state will take water samples Wednesday.


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Officials in Dover are warning people to not drink the town’s water.

Alderman Bobby Tollard says they think there was a water main break, but, as a result, the chlorine level in the town’s water is too high.

Tollard says around 3/4 of the town is impacted but says no one should be drinking the water just to be on the safe side.

One resident told WNCT she started noticing issues with the water last Wednesday.

The water bleached some dark clothing she was washing and turned the blue Kool-Aid she was making into a dark gray color.

She said she hasn’t received any kind of communication from the town as to when, or if the problem is getting fixed.

“They don’t tell you anything. We’ve had no notices about nothing. We call up there and they say they heard the calls and we’re like what are y’all doing because of this like day number five,” said India Taft, a Dover resident. “I don’t know what they’re doing up there, but they’re not doing their job. Just drink bottled water is all I can say.”

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