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DHEC issues boil water advisory for Greeleyville residents

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GREELEYVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

The state Department of Health and Environmental Control Department says residents of Greeleyville in Williamsburg County need to boil their water before using it.

The boil water advisory warns residents to vigorously boil their water for a least one full minute prior to cooking with it, Williamsburg County spokesman Jeff Singleton said. It should also be boiled for a full minute then allowed to cool before anyone drinks it, he said.

A problem at the town’s water supply station resulted in a loss of pressure and service to many of the citizens, according to DHEC.

There has been no confirmed contamination of the system, but because of the loss of pressure, the potential for contamination exists.

Water system personnel are working to correct this situation.

Anyone with questions about the advisory should call Town of Greeleyville at (843) 687-8760 or the Williamsburg County Emergency Division at (843) 354-9330.

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