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Posted on: October 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] (10/09/19) Boil Water Advisory for Water Customers in York County

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IMPORTANT BOIL WATER ADVISORY for Water Customers in York County

Post Date:10/09/2019

There is a boil water advisory now in effect for all water customers throughout York County, due to reduced water pressure resulting from the water main break at the Rock Hill water filter plant.  The advisory is in effect until further notice as a precaution. Instructions for purifying water by boiling are available on the SCDHEC website at

How to Purify Bacteria Contaminated Water by Boiling:

    •  Bring water to a rolling boil and keep it there for at least 1 full minute. Then, let it cool before using.
    •  Stop using appliances and equipment that use drinkable water, such as dishwashers, icemakers, tea brewers and coffee makers.
    •  Use disposable paper, plastic or foam plates, cups, forks, etc.
    •  Prepare food using water that has been boiled.
    •  Wash hands with water that has been boiled and cooled.
    •  Wash, rinse and sanitize pots, pans and other equipment with water that has been boiled and cooled.
    •  Brush your teeth with either boiled or bottled water.

Due to a 24” water main break at the Rock Hill water filter plant on Cherry Road, we ask York County and municipal water customers, including City of Rock Hill customers,  to reduce water use as much as possible while crews work to isolate the problem. The break has resulted in low water pressure and in some cases no water for customers. Additional information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

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