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UPDATE: Roadway remains closed, boil water advisory issued for area near Whaley Street water main break

A water main break has closed part of Whaley St. in Columbia
A water main break has closed part of Whaley St. in Columbia
Published: Nov. 23, 2018 at 1:22 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The City of Coumbia Water service has issued a boil water advisory for the areas around the Whaley Street water main break early Friday morning.

In addition to the boil water advisory, Whaley Street frm Main Street to Marion Street will be closed until all repairs are complete.

The utility says a 12″ water main break occurred Friday morning, and they urge its customers from Marion Street from Whaley Street to Rosewood Drive to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cookin with it. They also advise that customers who have lost water or water pressure to do the same.

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 (803)-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 (803)-545-4370.

Please contact the City of Columbia Customer Care Center at (803)-545-3300 with any other inquiries concerning this advisory.

You can see the full boil water advisory here:

Check back for more updates.

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