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Florence issues boil water advisory

September 27, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. -- The City of Florence and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control advise water customers in the service area north of Palmetto Street from E. Main Street in Timmonsville to E. Old Marion Highway to boil their tap water vigorously for one minute prior to use for drinking or cooking.

Water customers in this area should vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking until notified by the City of Florence that the advisory is lifted. Also, any ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes.

This boil water advisory is a precautionary measure to protect public health until test results confirm the water is safe to drink. Because the water quality is unknown at this time, customers are urged to take appropriate precautions. Test results for bacteriological quality should be completed on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at which time the City will notify residents regarding the status of the boil water advisory.

If you should have any questions concerning this notice, you may call the City of Florence at (843) 665-3236 or SCDHEC (843) 661-4825.

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