UDPATE, MONDAY 10 A.M.:The conservation alert has been lifted for the Avon water system, follow repairs to the water main in the Haulover/Canadian Hole area Sunday night.
A leak in the water line that supplies the village of Avon on Sunday afternoon has led the Dare County Water Department is requesting that all water users in Avon reduce their consumption in an effort to sustain a pressurized water system.
Multiple residents and business owners in Avon tell us the leak in the line along N.C. 12 in the Haulover/Canadian Hole area reportedly started around 1 p.m., with service completely unavailable at times this afternoon and into the evening.
This is the latest in a series of breaks of the several decades old, underground line between the highway and the Pamlico Sound, with the most recent just three weeks ago.
The main is scheduled for replacement as early as next month, pending supply and contractor availability.
Dare County Water Department repair crews are currently working and it is expected to take several more hours to complete repairs, according to a county statement issued at 7:45 p.m.
“The Dare County Water Department appreciates users’ cooperation in reducing the water consumption until the equipment is repaired and production is restored to full capacity,” the county said.