BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC (WECT) - Bald Head Island is prepping for its annual flushing program.
Village Public Utilities employees will flush the water mains by opening up fire hydrants and letting them flow freely for a time. This gets rid of sediment and will give workers time to do some routine maintenance. The same program will take place throughout Brunswick County.
There might be some discoloration and presence of sediment in your water as a result of the flushing program. It's not harmful, according to authorities. It should only last a short amount of time.
The community will also move to using chorine to help the flushing program from July 2 through the beginning of August. As they move from chloramines to chlorine, the transition could take up to a week. You might notice a chlorine taste or odor in the drinking water. Authorities recommend if you have a sensitivity to that, you keep an open container of drinking water in your refrigerator.
It also noted that if you have an aquarium or pond, you should test the water you add to the aquatic environment to make sure it is free of any chlorine before adding fish or other chemicals.