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Boil water advisory in place for City of Georgetown

Boil water advisory in place for City of Georgetown

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The City of Georgetown is asking residents of its water system to boil their water for one full minute before drinking or cooking with it.

Due to a major break in the main water service line yesterday, resulting in a loss of pressure and service to many of the City’s water customers, the City of Georgetown Water Utilities Department has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory for all City of Georgetown Water Utility Customers.

As a precaution, and in accordance with EPA and SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) regulations, all customers of the City of Georgetown Water Systems are advised to boil their water until further notice.

Water for drinking or cooking should be brought to a full boil for a minimum of 1 minute and returned to the proper temperature before use. This includes water used for brushing teeth, making ice, washing raw foods, preparation of drinks, and water for pets. You should throw away ice made during the time the advisory or notice was issued.

There has been no confirmed contamination of the system, but as a result to the loss of pressure, the potential for contamination exists. The City is taking precautionary measures including properly testing for contamination. This advisory will exist until further notice, but for a minimum of 24 hours. The City expects to get the testing results by 9:00pm this evening that could allow a repeal of this Boil Water Advisory.

If you have any questions, contact the City of Georgetown Water Utilities Department office at 843-545-4500.

The boil water advisory only applies to City of Georgetown Water Utilities Customers.
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