Update: Water pressure restored in Camden

by Matt Flowers, original posted on July 28, 2016


CAMDEN – Water service and pressure has been restored to all Camden customers following a “boil water advisory” that went into effect Thursday.

The city announced the resumption of water service Friday afternoon.

State-mandated water tests are now underway, officials said. As a precaution, all impacted customers are still advised to continue boiling water until testing results show the water quality is safe.

The advisory went into affect Thursday following a water main break that caused low water pressure, affecting city neighborhoods west of Cooper River.

City officials are instructing customers to bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow the tap water to cool before using, or use bottled water.

City officials are asking residents in the affected areas to use boiled or bottled water for drinking; preparing foods; mixing baby formula, food, juices or drinks; washing vegetables and fruit; cooking; making ice; brushing teeth; and washing dishes.

For more information, contact the American Water office during business hours at (856) 635-1496. Residents can also contact the Water Treatment Plant for emergencies at (856) 220-4235.

Visit the American Water website for further updates.


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