Town of Beech Mountain issues boil water advisory for customers

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A boil water advisory is in effect for a North Carolina community. 

Town of Beech Mountain says water consumers may be experiencing periods of low water pressure and outages.  

Officials say the town is issuing this advisory due to the lack of available water supply.  

The town is also issuing the advisory as a precautionary measure until lab results are done.  

When water is restored to consumers, the town advises the public to boil all water for human consumption or use bottled water.  

Water customers are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible.

Stage 5 water restrictions in Beech Mountain remain in place until further notice.  

All this stems from work near Buckeye Lake from earlier this week. 

Officials say specialized inspection work did involve divers at the lake.

In the final day of inspection work on Nov. 20, a diver became stuck in the gate structure.

After approximately four hours he was rescued and transported to a hospital.

Officials say the gate could not be closed resulting in loss of water and the current situation that exists.

The gate was closed yesterday and water from other sources is being added to the towns water system by commercial water transporters.

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