A boil-water advisory was lifted Tuesday for 1,314 customers of The Point, The Harbour and The Farms subdivisions on Lake Norman in southern Iredell County, after tests from an independent lab came back clean, said Tom Oakley of water provider Carolina Water Service of North Carolina.
Homeowners were advised to boil water as a precaution, after someone broke into the office at The Point on Brawley School Road and stole computer control equipment.
The early Sunday theft disrupted system operations, including water service to homes, Oakley said
The utility received the first customer report of no water at 3 a.m. Sunday, and operations staff arrived on-site at 3:50 a.m. and discovered the break-in, Oakley said. Staff members quickly restored normal operations and called police, Oakley said. Police arrived at 5:45 a.m., he said.
Contractors installed new equipment that re-enabled the automatic control system.
Marusak: 704-358-5067; Twitter: @jmarusak
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email email@example.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less