Some Columbia Residents Advised to Boil Water Due to Water Main Repair

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Some residents in Columbia, S.C have been issued a boil water advisory by Columbia Water staff due to a scheduled repair to the system.

Residents of Two Notch Rd. from Roof St. to O’Neil Ct. located in Richland County should vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute before cooking or drinking. The advisory was issued yesterday (Sunday, October 3).

If you live near to the affected area and you have lost water pressure, you are also advised to boil your water, even if you haven’t been issued an official advisory.

The advisory was issued after Columbia Water carried out a scheduled water main repair. Repairs to the system can potentially cause bacterial contamination, and residents should boil their water as a precautionary measure until testing can be carried out.  

Columbia Water hasn’t released an estimate of when the advisory is expected to be rescinded, but it typically takes at least 48 hours for bacteriological test results to be returned.

You can contact the City of Columbia Customer Care Center at 545-3300 if you have any questions or concerns about the advisory.

If you just want to learn more about what to do when a boil water advisory is issued, click here.