Dorchester County Offices in Summerville and St. George temporarily closed

Dorchester County News

ST. GEORGE, S.C. (WCBD) – Officials stated that an overflowing restroom in the upstairs office area of the Dorchester County Human Services Building located at 500 N. Main St. in Summerville has led to water damage to the fire suppression system electronics.

The news release stated that water damage has affected both levels. 

Public Information Officer Tiffany Norton stated, as a result, the following offices located in the HSB are closed for the remainder of the day:  Auditor’s Office, Treasurer’s Office, Assessor’s Office, and Veterans Affairs. The Planning & Zoning, Building Services, and Community Services Offices remain open.

All offices are expected to reopen for normal operations on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 8:30 AM.

Separately, The Town of St. George has reported a watermain break in their system that has resulted in the loss of water to the Kenneth F. Waggoner (KFW) Services Building located at 201 Johnston Street in St. George. The town’s Water Supervisor anticipates that water service will be restored no earlier than 4:00 PM today.

Dorchester County Water and Sewer has dispatched a team to assist the Town of St. George with repairing the water line to restore water service. A boil water advisory will be issued by the town.

The loss of water service to the KFW Building has left the facility without functioning restrooms for the public and employees. This creates an unsanitary condition. As a result all offices located in the KFW Building will close at 1:00 PM, today.

All offices are expected to reopen for normal operations on Wednesday, May 22, at 8:30 AM.

The County Courthouse is not impacted as it is on a separate water system that is served by Dorchester County Water Authority.

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