UPDATE: Boil-water advisory in Bear Grass has been canceled

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The System Pressure Advisory scheduled from March 29 to April 2 for Martin County has been canceled.

The advisory said that customers in the Town of Bear Grass and West Bear Grass were going to be affected due to water repairs on Green Street.

Some customers could experience periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system between April 2 and April 6.

The repair has been made and the water pressure was never lost.

There’s no need to boil water or take any other precautions, release said.

Customers are recommended to manage their water usage and consumption.

If there’s any leak or problems contact the Martin County Water Department at 252-789-4345.

On Thursday afternoon, Bear Grass residents received a brief message on their phones announcing a boil-water advisory.

After the message was released, Martin County shut down their officers for the holiday weekend, leaving some residents confused. 

Mayor Charlotte Griffin said the message “didn’t tell me even where” the water would be affected.

Griffin said further information was posted online, but many in town do not have access.

“Some of them are older and do not do that sort of thing anyway,” said Griffin. “I mean, they don’t use a computer.”

Some said they didn’t know anything about the advisory, while others said the notification they received was enough.

“It was enough notice for me,” said Bear Grass resident Jennifer Mondragon. “I mean, if you talk to other people, they might have a different opinion.”

Officials rescinded the advisory Monday night since the repair is finished, but Griffin said she plans to speak to county leaders to prevent a similar situation from happening again.

“I believe going forward this kind of situation could be better handled and information better provided or at least a more complete picture provided,” Griffin said. 

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