Boil Water Advisory March 03 2022
For Immediate Release – March 03, 2022
Boil Water Advisory
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 within the 500-900 Block of McCurdy Road, East Handy Lane, Becky’s Parkway, Cedar Creek Lane, Cribb Street, Mollhoff Court, and Winding Way. Due to a 12-inch line break in the 500 Block of McCurdy Road, there has been a loss of pressure and disruption of water service in this area. The interruption occurred Thursday, March 3, 2022. City staff have completed the necessary repairs to restore water to impacted customers.
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 Friday, March 4, 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.