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Boil-water order issued for Franklin County utility customers, Henderson

Article by Ron Gallagher, The News & Observer

HENDERSON – The City of Henderson and the Franklin County Public Utilities Department on Tuesday were ordering customers to boil their water before drinking it or using it to cook or make ice.

The county agency gets its water from Henderson, and that system has low pressure because of problems with pumps at the Kerr Lake Regional Water Plant, the city said in a statement posted on its website.

The problem began on Monday, officials said.

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Is CFPUA Drinking Water Tainted?

Article by Vince Winkel, WHQR

The StarNews has broken a story about a potentially-cancer-causing chemical in southeastern North Carolina’s drinking water supply. According to a piece published by Vaughan Hagerty at starnewsonline.com, a chemical replacement for a key ingredient in Teflon linked to cancer and a host of other ailments has been found in the drinking water system of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

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