RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — The City of Columbia Water Works announced it had lifted the boil water advisory for homes off Veterans Road between Coatesdale, Henry Curtis, Coackmaker and Veterans Roads.
A six-inch water main break led to the advisory Tuesday night.
Late Wednesday, the water department announced that the line had been repaired and flushed. A test of water in the system for biological contaminants led officials to determine that the "system is safe to use for drinking and cooking purposes."
EARLIER REPORTING: A six-inch water main break has prompted Columbia water authorities to issue a boil water advisory for some Richland County residents near the VA Hospital.
People living in homes in an area boardered by Coatesdale, Coachmaker, Henry Curtis and Veterans Roads are urged to boil water vigorously for at least 60 seconds before consuming it, using it in cooking or for making ice.
The water main break may allow bacterial contamination into the water supplied in this area.
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