Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The City of Columbia is working to repair a 6" water main break on Rosewood Avenue that caused one 10 foot wide hole in the middle of the street.
The Boil Water Advisory covers the 3900 block of Rosewood Ave., as well as Thornwood Court from Rosewood Drive to Deerwood Street, and Deerwood Street from Thornhill Court to Rosewood Drive.
Residents in the affected areas are instructed to vigorously boil tap water for at least one minute prior to drinking, or cooking with the water.
If you live near the area and recently experienced a loss in water pressure, or a short loss of water service, you are also advised to follow this Boil Water instruction.
The City of Columbia Water Works warns residents in the area that any tap water could be contaminated with bacteria due to this water main break.
All businesses in the affected area, including food processors and restaurants, should comply with prescribed USDA and SC DHEC recommendations, respectively. Should you have any questions pertaining to this advisory, please call the Lexington/Richland County Environmental Health Office at 576-2910 or the South Carolina Hospitality Association at 765-9000.
Questions concerning healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities should be directed to the SC DHEC Division of Health Licensing at 545-4370.
The City of Columbia Water Works, 733-8336 or 781-2181, may answer other inquiries concerning this Advisory.