Water customers of the 2600-2900 blocks of Schoolhouse Road in Richland County should vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking, the City of Columbia Waterworks advises.
The same precaution is advised for any nearby residents who have lost water pressure.
The advisory is the result of a water line break that could result in bacterial contamination.of the water. Also, any ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes.
All food processors and restaurants should comply with prescribed USDA and SC DHEC recommendations, the city advises.
If you have questions, you may call the Lexington/Richland County Environmental Health Office at 576-2910 or the South Carolina Hospitality Association at 765-9000.
Questions concerning healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities should be directed to the SC DHEC Division of Health Licensing at 545-4370.
The City of Columbia Waterworks, 733-8336 or 781-2181, may answer other inquiries concerning the advisory.