City of Columbia water customers in Lower Richland are urged to vigorously boil any water used for consumption for a full minute before use. Ice made with water that has not been boiled should be discarded.
The affected area includes McEntire Joint National Guard Base.
A power outage at water pumping stations serving the area prompted the alert, said the City of Columbia Water Works.
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The outage “could possibly result in bacterial contamination of the water in the Lower Richland area,” a news release stated.
If you live in the affected area or near the affected area and have experienced a drop in water pressure, you are urged to follow the advice of the advisory.