Some homes will see lower water pressure
Denver residents near N.C. 16 and Campground Road might notice a decrease in water pressure during the next few weeks.
The Lincoln County Public Works department began maintenance of the Denver water tank March 23.
Public Works Interim Director Barry McKinnon said the department will be working on the tank for six weeks, but pressure should return to normal in a week or so.
“It won’t be real low, just lower than everybody’s used to,” McKinnon said.
The maintenance is routine, he said, and not the result of any problems with the tank.
“Every five years or so we have to repaint the inside,” McKinnon said. “Hopefully that will be done by the end of next week.”
Painting the inside requires emptying the tank, which can cause reduced water pressure.
McKinnon said the tank serves customers near N.C. 16 North, roughly between Campground Road and Sinclair Street.
Fire protection will be maintained during the maintenance, the department reported.
After the inside is painted, maintenance crews will move to paint the outside.
Water pressure should return to normal once the inside is done and the tank is refilled.
For more information, contact the Public Works department at 704-736-8497 or 704-483-7082.