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Public Notice For Owners of Temporarily or Partially Shut Down Business, Church or School Buildings Private Water Systems

Water held unused in building pipes while businesses and/or activities are shut down or have unused floors or sections may become stagnant. Certain conditions may develop increasing the risk for the growth and spread of waterborne bacteria, such as Legionella or biofilm, in the building piping. Disinfectant in the water, such as chlorine, will likely dissipate or become undetectable. Actions are necessary to ensure the water in the building is safe as well as taste and odor free before resuming normal water use. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has very detailed information on reactivating plumbing systems after dormant conditions on its website at:

4-16-20 Building Plumbing Community Flyer

Public Works

In 2017, Lincoln County engaged a consultant to analyze public utility system development fees, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 162A, Article 8. The resulting System Development Fee Report is available for public comment with a scheduled Public Hearing on May 21, 2018.

Additionally, comments may be sent to Director Chamblee by email. The County Board of Commissioners will decide on any changes to system development fees as part of the FY19 budget process. Click here to view the report


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