Boil water advisory in effect for Lower Richland area

by Thomas Lanahan, originally posted on June 18, 2016


COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – The City of Columbia Water Works division is advising the water customers of the Lower Richland area to vigorously boil their water for at least one minute before drinking and cooking.

The city has experienced a power outage that affected the pump station in the area. This could possibly result in bacterial contamination of the water in the area.

The city is currently working to correct the problem.

Customers in the area are asked to boil their water until otherwise notified by the City of Columbia Water Works division.

All food processors and restaurants should comply with prescribed USDA and SC DHEC recommendations, respectively. Should you have any questions pertaining to this advisory, please call the Lexington/Richland County Environmental Services at 896-0620.

Questions concerning healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities should be directed to the SC DHEC Division of Health Licensing at 545-4370.

The City of Columbia Customer Care Call Center, 545-3300, may answer other inquiries concerning this Advisory.

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