Columbia Water laboratory staff advises the water customers of 400 and 500 Block Fore Ave., 400 and 500 Block Wynette Way, and Cheek St. located in Richland County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking. Also, any residents near the affected area who have lost water and/or water pressure are advised to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Columbia Water has experienced a 8 inch water main break. This could possibly result in bacterial contamination of the water on 400 and 500 Block Fore Ave., 400 and 500 Block Wynette Way, and Cheek St. Water customers should continue to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking until otherwise notified by Columbia Water laboratory staff. Also, any ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes.
Columbia Water staff is presently working to correct the problem.
All food processors and restaurants should comply with prescribed USDA and SC DHEC recommendations, respectively. Should you have any questions pertaining to this advisory, please call Lexington/Richland County Environmental Services at 896-0620. Restaurants and hotels may contact the SC Restaurant and Lodging Association at 765-9000.
Questions concerning healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities should be directed to the SC DHEC Division of Health Licensing at 545-4370.
Please contact the City of Columbia Customer Care Center at 545-3300 with any other inquiries concerning this Advisory.