Update: The Edgefield Water and Sewer Authority has canceled the boil water advisory it issued after a water main was broken on Delaughter Drive. Residents are no longer encouraged to boil water at least one minute before drinking or cooking.
Boil Water Advisory for Many Parts of Surrounding Area
November 2, 2015 – A break due to a pipe failure in a 4 inch water main occurred on Delaughter Drive Sunday morning around 7:00. According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Water and Sewer Department who spoke with The Advertiser regarding the incident, crews had to wait on other agencies to mark other underground lines in the area, and as such, work to repair the line did not begin until after lunchtime. However, the line was repaired and water restored around 4:30 Sunday afternoon.
While the water department stated that there was no confirmed contamination of the water system, the possibly of contamination still exists. Therefore, a boil water advisory was issued after the break and is still in affect for all of Delaughter Drive and parts of the surrounding neighborhoods. Those areas include Martintown Road from Murrah to Briggs Road, Briggs Rd. from Martintown to Briggs Haven Trailer Park, Woodlawn Road, Summer Lake Subdivision, Cannon Mill Subdivision, Smoke Ridge Drive, Smoky Circle, Cherry Tree Drive, Currytown Road from Martintown Rd. to Plantation Point, River Hills Subdivision, and Springhaven Road from Martintown Rd. to Hidden Hills Circle. Residents are advised to “vigorously” boil their water for about one minute before drinking or cooking. Additionally, any ice made after the break and that was not made with boiled water should not be used.
The water department advises residents to continue to boil water until a round of water samples can be tested. The results of those tests are expected back Monday afternoon. The water department said that they will notify residents through the media as to when the advisory is lifted.