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Press Release – Routine Maintenance on Water Tanks


October 10, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact Pender County Utilities, 910-259-1570


Routine maintenance set for Pender Utilities water storage tank

HAMPSTEAD – Pender County Utilities will begin routine maintenance on the Hampstead elevated storage tank, located near Topsail High School.

“The tank will be drained to allow access for maintenance,” said Bryan McCabe, Interim Director of Pender County Utilities.

Although the Hampstead storage tank will be out of service for up to three weeks, Pender County Utilities does not foresee any immediate issues of concern or loss of service. The Topsail Elevated Storage Tank will still be in service to provide fire protection in the event of an emergency.

“It is possible residents in the Hampstead and Scotts Hill areas may experience less water pressure or a possible episode of discolored water,” said McCabe.

For more information regarding water service in Hampstead and Scotts Hill, please call Pender County Utilities at 910-259-1570.



Press Release – Boil Water Notice Rescinded – September 22, 2017


Sept. 21, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact Pender County Utilities, 910-259-1570

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

ROCKY POINT – Pender County Utilities has rescinded the low pressure and boil water advisory which was issued Sept. 20 for customers in the central and western areas of Pender County.

“Bacteriological analysis results of drinking water samples collected yesterday from this water system show no coliform bacteria present,” said Bryan McCabe, interim public utilities director. “They system has resumed normal operations and you may use the water without boiling.”

The affected areas include NC Highway 11 (Willard), along Highway 117 from the Duplin County Line south to the New Hanover County line, and west of Highway 117 to US 421 served by Pender County Utilities, known as the Rocky Point/Topsail Water & Sewer District.

For additional information, call Pender County Utilities at 910-259-1570.



Press Release – Pender County residents urged to prepare for Hurricane Irma

Press Release


Sept. 7, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: County Manager Randell Woodruff, 910-259-1200

Pender County residents urged to prepare for Hurricane Irma

PENDER COUNTY – The Pender County Office of Emergency Management urged residents to prepare for Hurricane Irma.

“We’re tracking this storm,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “Every Pender County resident should take precautions to prepare for Hurricane Irma.”

Collins said families should have emergency kits ready.

“Be sure your emergency supplies kit has enough bottled water and non-perishable food to sustain each family member for three to seven days,” Collins said. “Include a weather radio, flashlight, extra batteries, toiletries, change of clothes, blankets or sleeping bag, rain gear and appropriate footwear. Also include copies of important documents, such as birth certificates and insurance policies.”

While preparing for a family emergency, don’t forget to plan for your pets. Gather supplies for your pet and put them in an easily-accessible container.

“Now is the time to prepare your home,” said Collins. “Clean out gutters and clear property of debris that could damage buildings in strong winds”

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management urges all residents to secure lawn furniture, gas grills, and items that can be become flying debris. Collins said residents should prepare for possible power outages.

Homeowners will need to purchase items such as lumber and shutters now. Pre-drill the window casings, Collins said.

“Residents in flood-prone areas should know local evacuation routes,” Collins said. “We are not issuing a voluntary evacuation at this time, but we want all Pender County residents to know the routes.”

“We are monitoring Hurricane Irma,” said Collins. “It’s important for residents to keep up with weather advisories.”

Residents may register for CodeRed, the county’s emergency alert system, at

Pender County Emergency Management will post updates on the Facebook page at and on the website

If you need assistance call the EM office at 910- 259-1210.










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