Mooresville issues ‘boil-water’ advisory

Mooresville officials are asking the town’s residents and businesses to boil water before using it for human consumption Tuesday, following a major water line break Monday night.

A line ruptured near the town’s water plant on Plaza Drive, sometime around 8:30 p.m. Crews fixed the leak about 10:30 p.m., then began repairing the damaged pipe. Water service was restored several hours later, authorities said.

The outage affected about 13,000 customers in Mooresville, according to the city.

Early Tuesday morning, Mooresville officials advised anyone using the city’s water supply to boil water for one minute, because pressure had been very low following the line break. Officials said the boil-water advisory affects use of water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food.

It was not related to a water service outage early Sunday to about 1,400 customers along Brawley School Road. That was caused by the theft of computer equipment at a private water supplier’s office, and the theft knocked out the automated water system.