Thousands under water shortage advisory in Johnston County

21 June 2022

For the third time in less than a month, Johnston County water customers are under a water shortage advisory.

Johnston County Public Utilities sent a notice early Tuesday morning asking customers to immediately stop using water for non-essential reasons, including irrigation and filling swimming pools.

The water shortage advisory is due to a piping failure at the Johnston County Water Treatment Plant and is expected to last 48 hours, according to the county. Around 40,000 customers are affected.

Customers will be notified when the advisory is lifted.

People with questions can contact Johnston County Public Utilities at 919-989-5075.

In May, another water shortage advisory was issued in Johnston County due to a purchase supply being temporarily unavailable to the Johnston County water system. Officials said hot, dry weather was part of the problem causing a water shortage in the county.

Johnston County water treatment plant.

The Town of Smithfield delivered water to the county, and officials installed a third pump to pull water from the Neuse River on May 24.

In addition, the county is completing construction of a 2 million gallon per day expansion at the Timothy G. Broome Johnston County Water Treatment.

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., Town of Clayton leaders will vote to decide if families will pay hundreds more a year for their utilities. The Town is proposing utility rate hikes that would add up to about $277 more a year for the typical household.

Water and sewer rates would go up 16%, most of that to pay for a new wastewater treatment plant. The Town of Clayton told WRAL News construction costs doubled in the last three years.

Town of Clayton utility tower

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