Currituck County Water Advisory Alert ends

By on August 16, 2023

AUG. 17 Update: After repair of a raw water supply well pump, Currituck County on Aug. 17 has ended the Water Advisory Alert for mainland Currituck County water customers on Aug. 16. Currituck County thanks mainland water customers for their cooperation and assistance during the time of the Water Advisory Alert.

AUG. 16: Currituck County Issues Water Advisory Alert

On Aug. 16, Currituck County issued a Water Advisory Alert for mainland county water customers, asking them to limit their water usage.

Here is the information.

Due to a temporary water shortage, Currituck County has issued a Water Advisory Alert for mainland Currituck County water customers effective immediately. Under the Water Advisory Alert, mainland Currituck County water customers are advised to:

  1. Use shower for bathing rather than bathtub and limit shower to no more than five (5) minutes.
  2. Do not leave faucets running while shaving, rinsing dishes, or brushing teeth.
  3. Limit use of clothes washers and dishwashers and when used, operate fully loaded.
  4. Limit lawn watering to that necessary for plant survival.
  5. Water shrubbery the minimum required, reusing household water when possible.
  6. Limit vehicle washing.
  7. Refrain from washing down outside areas such as sidewalks, patios or driveways.
  8. Refrain from filling swimming or wading pools.’
  9. Refrain from serving water in restaurants, cafeterias or other food establishment unless requested.

Updates on the Water Advisory Alert will be issued as more information becomes available.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: RooÔ¨Āng

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


Sussex Development is soliciting bids to turnkey supply and install FF&E for the new Tulls Creek Elementary School, 125 Campus Drive, Moyock, NC27929. This project is a new ground-up 2-story, Pre-K thru 5th grade school, approximately 118,000 square feet. Bid documents may be obtained through Christopher West Interiors LLC. Request bid documents via email to Pre-Bid RFIs will be accepted via email until Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 5:00PM EST. Pricing proposals are due Wednesday, August 14, 2024 by 5:00PM EST. All bids and inquires to be sent to Certified NC Hub, MBE, WBE, DBE, SBE are highly encouraged to participate. Sussex Development is an EOE and maintains a drug-free workplace.



  • Mark Ackermann

    Could you make an Inquiry into the cause of the ‚Äútemporary water shortage‚ÄĚ, instead of the just printing their press release, verbatum. It would certainly make for a more complete story.

    Wednesday, Aug 16 @ 2:28 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Mark, when I know, I’ll let you know. Our primary purpose here was to let people know about the Advisory.

    Wednesday, Aug 16 @ 2:46 pm
  • Glenn

    Mark, thanks to you & your team for keeping the community informed. We appreciate your efforts.

    Wednesday, Aug 16 @ 2:52 pm
  • Larry

    Mark, It clearly states ” repair of the pump” as the problem… Story complete.

    Thursday, Aug 17 @ 12:10 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Yes, and once the problem was identified, we reported it.
    On the other hand, Larry, is any story truly complete?

    Thursday, Aug 17 @ 12:51 pm
  • Larry

    Well this one is unless you need to know specifically failed on the pump, which in turn prompted them to request conserving water until the problem ( the pump ) could be repaired.

    Friday, Aug 18 @ 11:37 am