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City issues boil water advisory for parts of Columbia

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The City of Columbia Water Works issued a boil water advisory for parts of Columbia.

The water customers of Benedict Street, between Christian Street and Gabriel Street, and Christian Street, between Benedict Street and Luke Street located in Richland County, should vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking.

Also, any residents near the affected area who have lost water and/or water pressure are also advised to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking.

The City of Columbia has experienced a six inch water main break. This could possibly result in bacterial contamination of the water on Benedict Street, between Christian Street and Gabriel Street, and Christian Street, between Benedict Street and Luke Street.

Water customers should continue to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking until otherwise notified by the City of Columbia Water Works.

Also, any ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes.

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