Boil Water Order Issued in Greenville

originally posted on July 13, 2016


A boil water order is currently in affect in Greenville until further notice. According to information from city hall, residents should boil their drinking water for three to five minutes to ensure it is safe for consumption.

A public water system may issue a boil water advisory when there is concern that a problem with drinking water may exist, but it has not yet been confirmed. These are most commonly issued for major water main breaks or other low-pressure events where the possibility of contamination intrusion exists.  They may also be issued while waiting for results of confirmation samples collected for bacteriological analysis, which can take up to two days plus the time required to transport samples to the laboratory.

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