Boil Water Advisory for Customers in Certain Portions of the Kirkwood Community
Boil Water Advisory for September 4, 2019 for customers on the City of Camden water system in the following areas: Certain portions of the Kirkwood Community to include Monroe St, Salmond St, Alexander St, Champion St, Thomas St, Carlos Ln, Tucker St, Railroad Ave, Lyles Ln, Lyles St, Stowers St, Belton Ct, Doby St, Fouts St, Tillman St and Register St.
The City of Camden advises its water customers located in the above area, as a precautionary measure, to vigorously boil their water for one full minute before using for drinking or cooking or making ice. This Advisory is due to water system improvements in the neighborhood requiring a temporary shut-down. Water will be turned off the morning of Wednesday, September 4th for several hours for installation and repairs.
When water is returned to service that day, it is recommended you take the following actions:
What To Do During the Advisory Period
1. Bring water to a rolling boil and keep it there for at least 1 full minute. Then, let it cool before using.
2. Stop using appliances and equipment that use drinkable water, such as dishwashers, icemakers, tea brewers and coffee makers. Dispose of any ice made on the 4th-14th.
3. Use disposable paper, plastic or foam plates, cups, forks, etc.
4. Prepare food using water that has been boiled.
5. Wash hands with soap.
6. Wash, rinse and sanitize pots, pans and other equipment with water that has been boiled and cooled.
7. Brush your teeth with either boiled or bottled water.
Local water lines will be flushed and samples will be collected for analysis per SCDHEC recommendations. You should continue the above steps until the Boil Water Advisory is repealed by the City by similar notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in the interest of addressing the protection of our water customers and improving our infrastructure.
Should you have any questions, please contact the City of Camden Public Works office at (803) 425-6045 or SCDHEC at (803) 778-1531.
Raymond F. Peterson, PE, Deputy Public Works Director
Issued August 30, 2019, SCDHEC Water System No. 2810001