Water restored to Franklinton residents after tank leak, mayor says

Google maps image of a water tower at Franklin County Public Utilities

FRANKLINTON, NC (WNCN) —  A water outage in Franklinton Saturday night was quickly fixed and water has been restored to the town’s residents.

The mayor said that one of the town’s two tanks was already under construction – and the other had a leak in a line running to it.

“If you are not yet out of water, PLEASE be conservative. Franklin County Public Utilities is working now to get water flowing again, which will likely take a couple of hours,” Mayor Elic Senter wrote on Facebook at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Just two hours later, Senter wrote “A HUGE shout out to Franklin County Public Utilities Director Bryce Mendenhall for making magic happen tonight to get Franklinton citizens’ water flowing again tonight, and Town Manager Tammy Ray for helping answer calls (and visits!) to Town Hall this evening!”

Franklin County Public Utilities Director Bryce Mendenhall said the county has taken water samples to a lab to test the levels of coliform bacteria. Results expected in 18-to-24 hours.

Until results are back, people should take precautionary measure to boil water before human consumption.

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