Water consumers of the Town of Banner Elk in the Highlands Subdivision have experienced periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a water main leak today, Tuesday September 18, 2018.
As of this afternoon, the line has been repaired and the system pressure is being restored.
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 water, 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 futher notification is issued.
We are now running the required test before lifting the boil water advisory and we will update this information by Wednesday afternoon, September 19th.
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.