Boil water advisory issued for parts of Richland County

by Thomas Lanahan, originally posted on May 27, 2016


COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – The City of Columbia Water Works division is issuing a boil water advisory for Richland County customers of the 4100 and 4200 block of Devine Street, Kawana Road, Kipling Drive, Kalmia Drive and Poinsettia Street.

The City of Columbia has experienced an eighteen inch water line break in this area.

The division is currently working to correct the problem.

Residents in the area are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one minute prior to drinking or cooking. Also, any ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes.

Residents should also expect traffic delays in the affected area. The inbound lane is currently blocked between Kipling Drive and Poinsettia Street and will remain blocked until further notice.

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 803-896-0620.

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 803-545-4370.

The City of Columbia Customer Care Call Center, 803-545-3300, may answer other inquiries concerning this Advisory.

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