System-wide boil water advisory issued for all City of Columbia water customers

System-wide boil water advisory issued for all City of Columbia water customers

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The City of Columbia is asking all water customers to boil their water as flooding rains continue to drop on Columbia.

"The City of Columbia has experienced numerous water line breaks throughout its distribution system. In addition, the Canal Water Treatment Plant is experiencing historically difficult conditions which may impact finished water quality. These factors could possibly result in bacterial contamination of the water," a release said.

City of Columbia water customers are being asked to boil water for at least one minute prior to drinking or cooking.

The boil water advisory comes as the rains begin to taper off. Still, the danger is not over.

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