Boil water advisory in effect for Charleston peninsula

Those on the Charleston peninsula are advised to boil tap water before drinking it.

The Charleston Water System issued the advisory after a water main broke Tuesday morning and shut off water service.

The advisory is for customers south of and including Mount Pleasant Street.

Customers are urged to boil tap water for at least a minute after it starts a full boil before using it for cooking or drinking. The advisory also applies to water used for making ice, brushing teeth, preparing food or giving to pets.

The water is safe for bathing and doing laundry.

The boil water advisory will remain in effect until water samples confirm the water is safe to drink. Test results won’t be available until Wednesday morning.

Updates will be posted on Twitter @ChasWaterSystem, Facebook at charlestonwater and on the website at

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.