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10:40  10 october  2019
10:40  10 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Residents of a North Carolina beach town have given up on laundry for the week -- after the government asked them to. It's Day 3 of the five - day It’s Day 3 of the five - day voluntary ban on laundry in Surf City. Officials advised residents to hold off on washing clothes until the public works

Residents of a North Carolina town have been asked to give up doing laundry for a week by city officials. Surf City made the request in a Facebook post last The post didn't explain why the water would be unsafe for clothes , but added that all Pender County Island residents would be affected.

Residents of a North Carolina beach town have given up on laundry for the week -- after the government asked them to.

a close up of a car: A picture taken on April 29, 2012 shows self-service laundry machines.    AFP PHOTO LOIC VENANCE        (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/GettyImages)© LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images A picture taken on April 29, 2012 shows self-service laundry machines. AFP PHOTO LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/GettyImages)

It's Day 3 of the five-day voluntary ban on laundry in Surf City. Officials advised residents to hold off on washing clothes until the public works department finishes flushing excess iron from the town's water lines on October 11.

While high amounts of iron can discolor the water, it's still safe to drink. But it's not safe for clothes, and it can damage them when it's used in laundry.

So while it's legally safe, it sure looks gross.

Surf City's public works department didn't return a call or email from CNN. Here's hoping families stocked up on clean clothes ahead of the advisory.

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