Planned Water Outages to Occur as part of the Alligator Road Highway Widening Project - Phase II

For Immediate Release – July 21, 2022

Media Contact:

Michael Hemingway, Utilities Director – 843-665-3236 or

FLORENCE, SCIn order to complete necessary water system utility work associated with the Alligator Road Highway Widening Project Phase II, the City of Florence is notifying its citizens of an upcoming outage scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 29, 2022.  The water outage is expected to take four days for this phase of work and will occur between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  This service interruption is necessary to relocate existing customer service piping within the right-of-way of the existing water main to the newly installed water main along Alligator Road to residences and businesses.  The Alligator Road Highway Widening Project is funded through the Florence County Project Sales Tax II funding. 

The planned water outage will occur in a coordinated manner to minimize the inconvenience to our customers. During this period, due to the relocation of utility service lines, customers will experience temporary water outages that may last up to a day for each phase of work.   The outage planned for Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 29, 2022, will affect water customers in the following areas: 3100 – 3700 Blocks of Alligator Road, Oliver Road, Land Grant Drive, Darden, Queen Ann, Cherry Johnson, McDaniel, and Walker Swinton Road.

Since making these connections requires a temporary shutdown of the water system and a loss or pressure to the area along this portion of Alligator Road and some connecting roads, out of a preponderance of caution, the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC) requires that a Boil Water Advisory notice be issued to effected customers following these interruptions.  The attached provided map shows the highlighted areas in blue where the water service outage will occur.

The City of Florence, Florence County, and SCDOT recognizes the inconvenience associated with the Alligator Road Phase II highway-widening project and apologizes for the anticipated interruption to service for system customers. The patience of our customers is greatly appreciated as the contractor completes the necessary work in support of this project.

Should have any questions concerning this notice, you may call the City of Florence at (843) 665-3236 or SCDHEC (843) 661-4825.