Wrightsville residents can breather easier, now that officials say they've gotten the water contamination scare resolved.
"I was kind of afraid to drink it until I boil it," said Mattie Hudson of Wrightsville.
"On our repeat samples as of this week, we had four, and they came back positive for E. coli and fecal," said Charles Blackburn, Wrightsville Superintendent of Streets and Water.
Immediately the Environmental Protection Division required the city to boil their water before consumption.
"You know I boiled some today, but I didn't boil none this afternoon (Friday)," said
"The water boil has been lifted because all six samples that we took Thursday on the analysis Friday come back negative," said
Nana's Kitchen, a restaurant in Wrightsville, was forced to close their doors until late Friday afternoon. The restaurant posted a sign on the front window stating “we are open water problems resolved” trying to get concerned customers through the doors.
"They're all concerned, what can they drink, has our food been cooked in it, they're all concerned about that but we got the word that the water is safe now so we can open back up," said Brittany Scarborough, a worker at Nana’s Kitchen.
Wrightsville water division says the contamination could have come from a dead animal in one of the water tanks, after a 15 inch crack was found. Also faulty chlorine equipment was identified and has since been fixed.
Higher levels of chlorine were pumped into the water system to get rid of the bacteria. After three days of worry for the Wrightsville community can get back to normal.
"It is safe to go ahead and wash and eat you might want to flush your lines maybe three to five minutes," said
The EPD will now require Wrightsville to test their water more often, jumping from three times a month to five.