Boil water advisory ordered following line break

January 11, 2018

A precautionary boil water advisory has been ordered following the failure of a 12-inch distribution line near Pauline, Glenn Springs and surrounding areas in rural Spartanburg County.

Crews are on-site to perform repairs to the line, which serves approximately 350 people in the following locations:

Highway 56 and Highway 215 from Dairy Ridge Road to Foster Mill Circle, including Kirkwood Place, Stoneridge Road, West Road, Jim Merritt Drive, Gibson Road, Eagle Nest Road, Groce Road, John Henry Way, Eastlake Drive, Bagwell Drive, Stone Station Road, Foster Mill Road, Millstone Acres Drive, W. Deerview Lane, E. Deerview Lane, Fincher Road, Foothills Drive, Horace Smith Road, Landfill Road, Lanford Road, O and W Drive, Running Deer Drive, Shands Road, Stewart Road, Stone Ridge Road, Washburn Court, Winding Way, Zimmerman Lake Road and including Pauline – Glenn Springs Elementary School.

There has been no confirmed contamination of the water system in this area. However, as a precautionary measure until test results can be reviewed, customers in the above-listed areas have been advised to boil water intended for drinking or cooking vigorously for at least one full minute prior to use. Also, any ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes.

Customers may experience an interruption of service or a reduction in normal water pressures. Once repaired, the affected area will be thoroughly flushed and tested to assure that no contamination has occurred.

This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

Repairs and testing will require at least 24 hours to complete.  Affected customers will be notified when there is no longer a need to boil their water.

ABOUT SPARTANBURG WATER: Spartanburg Water, an award-winning utility, is comprised of Spartanburg Water System and Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District. It serves a population of more than 180,000 within Spartanburg County, as well as others in parts of Greenville, Union and Cherokee counties. With the help of its dedicated team of more than 250 employees, each day it produces an average of 25 million gallons of drinking water and cleans 12 million gallons of reclaimed water for its customers and community.