DHEC issues 18 boil water advisories for SC

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — The Department of Health and Environmental Control is reporting boil water advisories for many areas in South Carolina. As of 9 a.m. on Oct. 10, 18 boil water advisories or notices have been reported to DHEC.

The DHEC website says boil water notices are in effect for the following areas:

  • The City of Florence – various line breaks, contact local utility for up to date details
  • Trico Water Co. in Dillon- system wide
  • Georgetown County Water and Sewer District/ Waccamaw Neck- system wide
  • Georgetown County Water and Sewer District/ Plantersville- system wide
  • Georgetown County Water and Sewer District/ Red Hill- system wide
  • Town of Kingstree- system wide
  • Town of Andrews- system wide

When the water supply may have been biologically contaminated a Boil Water Advisory will be issued. If it is confirmed that the water supply has been biologically contaminated, a Drinking Water Warning(sometimes called a Boil Water Notice) will be issued.

If a boil water advisory is issued for your area, it means that the water supply in your area may be contaminated, either by a sewage overflow, a water line break, a chemical spill, a natural disaster such as a hurricane or flood, or some other unusual event.

Officials say residents should bring water to a rolling boil and keep it there for at least 1 full minute to ensure the water is safe before drinking or cooking.

For more information, and a complete list of all South Carolina water advisories you can visit the DHEC website here.

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