Boil Water Advisory May 12 2022
For Immediate Release – May 12, 2022
Michael Hemingway, Utilities Director – 843-665-3236 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FLORENCE, SC – The City of Florence is issuing a Boil Water Advisory for Florence water customers located within Glendale Subdivision due to the replacement of a fire hydrant located at 3602 Winlark Drive. The attached map details the affected streets within Glendale Subdivision: East Winlark Drive, East King George Drive, North Fenwick Circle, East King Henry Drive, Carroll Drive, Stephen Circle, North King David Drive, and East Glendale Drive.
Crews will need to isolate the main to complete the project. Water crews will remain on site until all repairs are complete and water services are restored. City of Florence water staff advises water customers in this area to boil their tap water vigorously for one minute prior to using it for drinking or cooking.
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, May 13, 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.