A boil water advisory is in effect for some Valley Public Service Authority Water System customers.
General Manager Calvin Smith advises the customers of the water system residing on Pinegrove Road, Old Chavous Road, Bailey Drive, Sapp Drive, Divine Drive, Pepper Branch Road, Scottsville Road, C.C. Camp Road, Storm Court and a portion of Storm Branch Road that the water service has been interrupted for emergency repairs due to an unforeseen waterline break on Thursday.
Water service will be interrupted for approximately four to six hours, the general manager says.
Once water service is restored, customers who experienced an interruption in their water service or low water pressure are advised to "vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking, until further notice."
According to the general manager's statement, there has been no confirmed contamination of the system. However, because of the interruption in service, the potential for contamination exists.
As a precautionary measure, customers of the water system who have experienced an interruption in service or low water pressure are advised to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking once service is restored, until notified otherwise.
Any ice made from water, which has not been boiled, should not be used for drinking purposes.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is presently working with the water system to handle the problem.
Those with questions are asked to contact the water system at 803-593-2053.