Boil Water Advisory - June 8, 2022
For Immediate Release – June 8, 2022
Michael Hemingway, Utilities Director – 843-665-3236 or email@example.com
FLORENCE, SC – The City of Florence is issuing a Boil Water Advisory for Florence water customers located on South Irby Street between Attwood Avenue to Third Loop Road, including Toledo Scale Road, East Grace Drive, Hutchinson Avenue, Federal Court, and Frank Monroe Drive. A private utility contractor damaged a twelve-inch water main, which has caused a disruption of service to water customers within the affected area. Water crews will remain on site until all repairs are complete and water services are restored.
There has been no confirmed contamination of the system; however, because of the loss of pressure a slight potential for bacteriological contamination exists. Therefore, as a precautionary measure the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) requires the City of Florence to issue this advisory when an event occurs that allows the possibility for bacteria to enter the water system. Water customers in this area should continue to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking until notified by the City of Florence. Any ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes.
The boil water advisory is a precautionary measure to protect public health until test results confirm the water is safe to drink. Because the water quality is unknown at this time customers are urged to take appropriate precautions. Test results for bacteriological quality should be completed by Thursday, June 9, 2022, at which time the City of Florence will notify customers regarding the status of the boil water advisory.
If you have any questions concerning this notice, please call the City of Florence at (843) 665-3236 or SCDHEC (843) 661-4825.