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Boil water advisory lifted for town of Swansea, South Carolina

Lexington County town had been advised to boil water one full minute before using for cooking, drinking after a water main break along Hwy 321
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SWANSEA, S.C. — A boil water advisory has been lifted for the town of Swansea, South Carolina. 

As of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, water sampling in the area of the break has been completed and the samples were bacteria free.

The boil water advisory was announced Monday morning after a main line break along the 1000 block of Hwy 321/Savannah Hwy (near Pablo's Mexican Restaurant and 1056 Towing).

As of 2 p.m. Monday, there had been no reports of contamination of the system, however the potential for contamination existed because of low pressure in the lines. 

If your home or business is under a boil water advisory, you should:

  • Boil your water vigorously for at least one minute before drinking or cooking
  • Don’t use any appliances that might require drinkable water like dish washers, ice machines, drinking fountains, etc.
  • Don’t use water from the tap to wash food, dishes, or your hands. Use water that has been boiled and cooled for this purpose.
  • Food service businesses should follow all applicable state and federal regulations as well. See SC DHEC’s Food Safety for Industry for more information. 

After the boil water advisory is lifted, don't forget to turn on the faucets to flush water lines, and dispose of any ice that may have been made during the boil water advisory.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the Town of Swansea Water Department at (803) 568-2835.

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