(WLTX) -- Officials from the City of Columbia say a 2-inch water main break is the reason why they urge water customers of Padgett Woods Boulevard to boil their water for at least one full minute before drinking or cooking.

Officials also say any residents near the affected area who lost have lost water pressure should boil their water as well.

All food processors and restaurants should follow prescribed USDA and SC DHEC recommendations. Contact the Lexington/Richland County Environmental Services at 896-0620 should there be questions. Restaurants and hotels may call the SC Restaurant and Lodging Association at 756-9000. Healthcare facilities should direct questions to the SC DHEC Division of Health Licensing at 545-4370.

For all other questions, call the City of Columbia Customer Care Call Center at 545-3300.