Update: Boil Water Advisory Issued Beginning January 2, 2016

By January 3, 2016Headlines

Update: Boil Water Advisory Issued Beginning January 2, 2016
The City of West Columbia had to cut off water service on Saturday, January 2, 2016 for approximately 200 customers in Lexington County due to a major water line relocation project. The City of West Columbia was required to relocate a 12-inch water line and two 6-inch water lines due to a SCDOT road relocation project near Leaphart Road and Mineral Springs Road. The contractor completing the work for the City of West Columbia encountered an unforeseen problem while relocating the 12-inch line. A particular fitting was obtained by the contractor this morning, and crews are working as quickly as possible to restore water to all customers. The contractor has informed the city that water service will likely be restored by today at noon. 
Water customers in the following areas experienced a break in water service:


All addresses in the 2900 – 3600 blocks of Leaphart Road

All addresses on Methodist Park Road

All addresses in the 4300 block of Mineral Springs Road

All addresses on Mineral Springs Circle

All addresses on Hebron Drive

All addresses on Hooksen Circle

All addresses on Hooksen Drive

All addresses on Woodsen Circle

All addresses on Dogwood Lane

All addresses on Bay Blossom Lane

All addresses on Cherry Lane

All addresses on Peamar Drive

All addresses on Peamar Circle

All addresses on Genny Street

All addresses on Melton Street

All addresses on Thomas Street

All addresses on Merchant Lake Road

All addresses on Park Circle

All addresses on Continental Drive

All addresses on Pine Shadow Lane

All addresses on Kimeric Court


Once the water lines are relocated and water service is restored, water customers in this area and any water customers near this area who have lost water pressure are advised to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking. Also, any ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes.


Water customers may check the city of West Columbia website atwww.westcolumbiasc.gov for updates on the boil water advisory.


Water customers may also contact customer service at City Hall between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 803.791.1880. Emergencies occurring after hours and on weekends and holidays should be reported to the West Columbia Police Department at 803.794.0721.

Issued at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2016.