Some Sangaree residents are advised to boil water before drinking it.

Berkeley County Water & Sanitation issued a boil water advisory Monday for its customers in the Highland Avenue and Tabby Creek area of Sangaree.

The advisory only affects houses in that area and not any nearby schools, according to spokespersons for both the school district and the water service.

An advisory means the water could be contaminated and is issued as a precaution. Test results won't be known until late Tuesday, so the advisory will be in effect until further notice, according to the water department.

Drinking water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil, and then boiled for an additional minute.

Residents can call 843-572-4400 if they have additional questions or concerns.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.