COLUMBIA, S.C. — Water customers in parts of Columbia, near Forest Acres, need to boil their water after a water line break Monday.
Officials say the affected areas include residents living on Trenholm Road from Glenwood Road to East Buchanan Drive and people living on Devine Street from Kilbourne Road to Beltline Boulevard.
Any families near the affected areas who lose water or have low water pressure should also boil their water.
During a boil water advisory, you should vigorously boil your water for at least one full minute before drinking or cooking with it.
Columbia Water staff says the company has experienced a 16-inch water line break which could lead to bacteria in water on Trenholm Road from Glenwood Road to East Buchanan Drive.
The water line break also seems to have caused a sinkhole on Trenholm Road near Beltline Boulevard. The problem is right near Mays Park.
Trenholm Road is closed from Dean Hall Lane to Saramont Road until repairs are complete.
Crews are currently working to correct the problem.
Drivers who need to go through that area should consider an alternate route. The city has placed detour signs in the area to help reroute drivers.
All food processors and restaurants should comply with prescribed USDA and SC DHEC recommendations, respectively. If either type of facility has any questions, they can contact Lexington/Richland County Environmental Services at 803-896-0620.
Restaurants and hotels can contact the SC Restaurant and Lodging Association at 803-765-9000.
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 803-545-4370.
Anyone else with questions or concerns can call the City of Columbia Customer Care Center at 803-545-3300.