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The water is back on in Cayce, say officials


After just over 17 hours without water due to a water main break, Cayce residents can now turn on those faucets and hop in the shower.

Officials say water was restored to the town around 6 p.m., fulfilling a promise from Mayor Elise Partin, who said the service would be restored in time for supper.

The break caused a major disruption to the city's 13,000 customers and almost a dozen schools.

The chaos all started around 1 a.m. when a 16-inch water line broke near the water plant on Highway 321.

"The line that broke is actually the line comes out of our water plant," said Cayce City Manager Rebecca Vance.

It's unclear what caused the 16 inch water main to break. The city says repair crews ran into several complications while trying to get the line repair.

A citywide boil water advisory was issued and will be in place for 24 hours.

Because of the break, classes at several Lexington School District Two schools were canceled on Monday.

The following schools were: Airport High School, Brookland-Cayce High School, Pine Ridge Middle School, Fulmer Middle School, Busbee Middle School, Taylor Elementary School, Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology, Wood Elementary, Congaree Elementary and Congaree/Wood Early Childhood Center.

Lexington Two officials said those schools would reopen for classes on Tuesday, but all would be under the same boil water advisory the city is currently under.

The Holland Avenue Baptist Church Preschool did not open today.

Midlands Technical College's Airport Campus did not open until 1 p.m., according to its website.

SCE&G and have both sent workers home early today because of the water disruption.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the City of Cayce at 803-796-9020.

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