UPDATE: Unexpected problem results in water outage for 200

Update on Water Line Relocation Project (7:47 p.m., Sunday)

The contractor completing the water line relocation for the city of West Columbia completed the final line tie in today at 1:30 PM. Unfortunately, a leak developed in one of the connections once the water was turned on. The city had to turn the water off again so that the contractor can complete the necessary repair. Water service has been restored to some customers on Mineral Springs Road, but the majority of customers affected by this outage are still without water. Crews are working to repair the line and restore service at this moment. We anticipate water will be restored before midnight tonight.

Earlier report. 

The City of West Columbia had to cut off water service on Saturday, January 2, for approximately 200 BW Mapcustomers in Lexington County due to a major water line relocation project. The City of West Columbia was required to relocate a 12-inch water line and two 6-inch water lines due to a SCDOT road relocation project near Leaphart Road and Mineral Springs Road. The contractor completing the work for the City of West Columbia encountered an unforeseen problem while relocating the 12-inch line. A particular fitting was obtained by the contractor this morning, and crews are working as quickly as possible to restore water to all customers. The contractor has informed the city that water service will likely be restored by today at noon.

Water customers in the following areas experienced a break in water service:

All addresses in the 2900 – 3600 blocks of Leaphart Road
All addresses on Methodist Park Road
All addresses in the 4300 block of Mineral Springs Road
All addresses on Mineral Springs Circle
All addresses on Hebron Drive
All addresses on Hooksen Circle
All addresses on Hooksen Drive
All addresses on Woodsen Circle
All addresses on Dogwood Lane
All addresses on Bay Blossom Lane
All addresses on Cherry Lane
All addresses on Peamar Drive
All addresses on Peamar Circle
All addresses on Genny Street
All addresses on Melton Street
All addresses on Thomas Street
All addresses on Merchant Lake Road
All addresses on Park Circle
All addresses on Continental Drive
All addresses on Pine Shadow Lane
All addresses on Kimeric Court

Once the water lines are relocated and water service is restored, water customers in this area and any water customers near this area who have lost water pressure are advised to vigorously boil their water for at leastone (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking. Also, any ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes.

Water customers may check the city of West Columbia for updates on the boil water advisory.

Water customers may also contact customer service at City Hall between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 803.791.1880. Emergencies occurring after hours and on weekends and holidays should be reported to the West Columbia Police Department at 803.794.0721.

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