Water Outage and Boil Water Notice Update 3/6/2021 6:00 PM
This is a Boil Water Notification and water outage update from the Town of Banner Elk.
Water consumers of the Town of Banner Elk in the following areas.
Beech Mountain Parkway, Old Turnpike West, The Highlands subdivision, Silver Springs Drive, Beech Haven Road, Brookview Lane, Perry Lane and the general vicinity have experienced periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a water main leak.
The line has now been repaired and the system pressure is being restored. Consumers in the affected area may experience cloudy water and air in their service lines. If you experience this issue running cold water for several minutes should improve the condition.
Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system. Therefore, the Division of Water Resources advises as water service is restored consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water. Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should eliminate the potential for health hazards that may be present in the water.
This boil water advisory remains in effect until further notification is issued. We will be running a required test before lifting the boil water advisory and we will update this information as it becomes available.
February 24, 2021
Governor Cooper Announces Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions as North Carolina Trends Stabilize
Executive Order No. 195 lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order requiring people to stay at home and businesses to close to the public between 10 pm and 5 am. The number of people who may gather indoors will increase from 10 to 25, while 50 remains the limit for outdoors. The curfew on the sale of alcohol for onsite consumption will be moved from 9 pm to 11 pm. Some businesses, including bars and amusement parks, will now be open for patrons indoors as they adhere to new occupancy restrictions. Many businesses, venues and arenas will have increased occupancy both indoors and outdoors.
Read Executive Order No. 195.
View the slides from the briefing.
We apologize for any inconveniences this creates during this trying time. Please know that the Town continues to monitor developments and take appropriate actions to provide service continuity.
The Town of Banner Elk will continue to follow State and Federal guidance on issues related to COVID-19.
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Prior COVID-19 Realated Information - 2/24/2021
Welcome to the Town of Banner Elk
Banner Elk, in Avery County, North Carolina is located in the mountains of western North Carolina and is home to a bustling community filled with High Country activities such as skiing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and fishing.
Banner Elk is in the center of The High Country and is the ski capitol of the South. This is the destination for thousands of people who love the great outdoors and southern culture. The main attraction is the very agreeable climate, the local citizens, and the year-round activities found in the high country. Many gated communities can be found nestled in Banner Elk’s countryside.