BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - As a safety precaution, Berkeley County Water and Sanitation is issuing a Boil Water Advisory to the residents in the Tramway and Hwy 17A area near I-26.
All residents living in the Tram Way Community starting at the intersection of Hwy 17A and Rose Drive will be affected. Some businesses along Hwy 17A and Farmington road may experience low pressure.
There is also possibility that some residents in this area may experience low water pressure or lose water completely.
According to officials, a contractor working in this area damaged a BCWS water main and in order to facilitate the repair, the water main was shut down. Once pressure has been restored the water company says that they will be flushing the mains and taking water samples to ensure safe drinking water is restored to homes.
However, officials say it will take 24 hours to obtain the results of these samples.
Until further notification, residents are asked to boil all water that is used for drinking, cooking, and making ice prior to use. To ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria, the water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil, and then boiled for an additional minute.