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Boil water advisory issued in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The City of Columbia has issued a boil water advisory due to a water line break.

The City of Columbia Water Works advises water customers of 3600 Block of Ridgewood Avenue, 1100 Block of Miller Avenue and 3600 Block of North Main Street located in Richland County, to 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.

Due to the water line break, possible bacterial contamination of the water could happen.

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.

The City of Columbia Customer Care Call Center, 545-3300, may answer other inquiries concerning this Advisory.

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