COLUMBIA (WACH) -- The City of Columbia Water Works advises the water customers of Benedict Street between Christian Street and Gabriel Street, and Christian Street between Benedict Street and Luke Street, in Richland County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking until notified.
The City of Columbia has experienced a 6 inch water main break. This could possibly result in bacterial contamination of the water in Benedict Street between Christian Street and Gabriel Street, and Christian Street between Benedict Street and Luke Street Ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes.
The City of Columbia Water Works 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 the Lexington/Richland County Environmental Services at 896-0620 or the South Carolina Hospitality 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.
Any other inquiries should be directed to The City of Columbia Customer Care Call Center (803) 545-3300.