Boil water advisory lifted

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Williamston officials say that a water boil advisory has been lifted for residents on the town water system.

Williamston water customers were being advised to boil water for one minute before drinking or cooking with it until 2 p.m. today (Monday) due to a water main break that happened late Saturday night.

The pipe has been repaired and water test samples taken Sunday confirm the water is safe to drink and use for cooking.

Officials said a 12-inch water main pipe line broke around midnight Saturday and town utility workers worked on it through the night.

Assitant Utilities Director David Rogers said workers initially were concerned that a water main crossing Big Creek may have broken because of the amount of water, which was already high due to recent rains.

The leak was eventally traced to a main water line located behind the Williamston Municipal Center.

Rogers said the line was located under two concrete drains and the weight of water runoff in the drains during the recent rains may have pushed down on the line contributing to the water main break.