Monday, January 17, 2022
Winnsboro Water Boil Water Advisory
To Winnsboro Water Customers located system wide Winnsboro Water laboratory staff advises the water customers of Winnsboro Water, Mid-County Water, and the Town of Ridgeway water located in Fairfield County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking. Also, any residents near the affected area who have lost water and/or water pressure are advised to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Winnsboro Water has experienced a extended power loss at its reservoir and water tanks. This could possibly result in bacterial contamination of the water due to low pressure. Water customers should continue to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking until otherwise notified by Winnsboro Water laboratory staff. Also, any ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes.
Winnsboro Water staff is presently working to correct the problem.
Please contact the Town of Winnsboro Public Safety Office at 635-2222 with any other inquiries concerning this Advisory.
Questions concerning healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities should be directed to the SC DHEC Division of Health Licensing at 545-4370.
All food processors and restaurants should comply with prescribed USDA and SC DHEC recommendations, respectively. Restaurants and hotels may contact the SC Restaurant and Lodging Association at 765-9000.