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.
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.