Water Shut Off Notice Press Release - December 08, 2021


For Immediate Release – December 08, 2021

Water Shut Off Notice

Media Contacts:
Michael Hemingway, Utilities Director – 843-665-3236 or mhemingway@cityofflorence.com

FLORENCE, SCIn order to complete necessary water system utility work, the City of Florence is notifying customers of an upcoming outage on Saturday, December 11th, 2021. The water main is expected to take a day to repair and will occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  South Dargan Street from East Pine Street through Cedar Street will be closed to traffic during this construction repair. The City of Florence apologizes for any inconvenience to our customers and asks for your patience as we complete this work.

The outage planned on Saturday, December 11th, 2021 will affect water customers in the following areas: 300 – 600 Blocks of South Dargan, 100 Block of West Pine, 100 Block of East Pine, 100 Block of East Elm Street and 400 Block of Railroad Avenue. Notices of the outage will be hand-delivered to the addresses of all impacted customers. 

Upon the resumption of water service, lines will be flushed which could cause temporary discoloration.  Impacted customers may also notice trapped air in the plumbing, which will be released initially as water is used.  Since making these repairs requires a temporary shutdown of the water system and a loss of pressure to the area, 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 map shows the highlighted areas in blue where the water service outage will occur.

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


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