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Boil Water Advisory for Customers in the Riverdale Community and Surrounding Streets

September 13, 2017

FOR THE CUSTOMERS OF THE CITY OF CAMDEN WATER SYSTEM IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
 
CERTAIN PORTIONS OF COLLINS CIRCLE, OLD RIVER RD, CHESTNUT FERRY RD (BETWEEN OLD RIVER RD & W. DEKALB ST), WILD TURKEY LN, KINGS AVE., WATEREE BLVD, CURETON RD, BELTON CT, COMPETITION DR, RIVERWINDS APTS, CAMDEN COVE APTS, AND WATEREE VILLAS 
 
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 a nearby broken water line and affects the general area noted above. Water crews have been working to repair the line as quickly as possible. 
 
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 September 13th.
3. Use disposable paper, plastic or foam plates, cups, forks, etc. 
4. Prepare food using water that has been boiled. 
5. Wash hands with water that has been boiled and cooled. 
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 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 You should continue the above steps until the Boil Water Advisory is repealed by the City by similar notice.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. Should you have any questions, please contact the City of Camden Public Works office at (803) 425-6045 or SCDHEC at (803) 778-1531 . You may also visit the City’s website at www.cityofcamden.org  for Boil Water Advisory and Repeal information.
 
Tom Couch, Public Works Director

Issued September 13, 2017
SCDHEC Water System No. 2810001