Water-boil advisory lifted for three Lake Norman communities

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.