Tanks of clean water are available at 10 locations in Richland County, in addition to numerous bottled water stations, thanks to the Charleston-based Water Missions International.
Water Missions is pumping contaminated water from the city water system through its purification system to make it drinkable. It can purify up to 30,000 gallons a day, representatives said Friday.
Residents can bring their own clean containers to fill up at these stations through 9 p.m. Friday:
Fire Station 4, 446 Spears Creek Church Road
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Fire Station 18, 7401 Fairfield Road
Fire Station 29, 121 Old Congaree Run
Fire Station 34, 321 Elders Pond Drive
Columbia Place Mall, 7201 Two Notch Road
1522 Gladden Street, near water tower
Greenview Park, 6700 David Street
Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue
Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Road
Southeast Park, 951 Hazelwood Road
Water Missions typically provides its services overseas in third-world countries, representatives said. The last time it offered these services in the U.S., they said, was 10 years ago after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.