Chester County placed under Boil Water Notice due to water main break
Residents should boil water vigorously for one minute before using it for cooking or drinking.
CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV) - Residents in Chester County have been placed under a Boil Water Notice until further notice after a water main broke in Fort Lawn, officials said.
The Chester Metropolitan District (CMD) is advising customers to boil water vigorously for one minute before using it for cooking or drinking. Officials said bottled water should be used for small children and pets.
Officials said residents could see dirty or cloudy water. If that happens, they should flush the lines until the water clears up.
A reverse 911 system will be used to provide updates on water service throughout the day. All CMD customers should receive a call or text at some point.
Water has been restored to the Fort Lawn community, although other repairs and processes still need to be completed.
Residents in the area can pick up bottled water at the Fort Lawn Fire Department.
The Chester County School District said it will operate normally on Monday, but that all water foundations will be sealed off.
The Boil Water Notice will remain in effect until bacteriological test results are completed, which is expected by Monday afternoon.
Issues can be reported to CMD at 803-385-5123.
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