Dare County Water Department is assuring customers in the village of
Avon that their water is safe to drink following odor complaints on
Sunday evening. The water lines have been flushed, samples taken and
the water is safe to drink, according to Utilities Director Ken Flatt.
It is possible that the source of the odor was from the interior of the
Avon water tower, which was recently painted and placed back into
service on April 15. To ensure safety, the Avon water tower was valved
off and isolated from the water system as soon as customers first
reported the odor on Sunday evening. The Public Water Supply Section of
the NC Department of Environmental Quality was notified and no
restrictions were needed. Before placing the tank back into service,
additional tests will be performed.