Residents of downtown Swansea are being warned by the city water department to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute before cooking with it drinking it, starting September 8. The alert was issued Wednesday as the city embarked on a major upgrade of its water system by replacing 37 water main valves.
Residents of the following streets in Lexington County are affected by the advisory: Craft, Saint Paul, Lady, Oak, 1st through 8th Streets, Cardiff, Monmouth, Brecon, Church, Bartow, Lawrence, Riley Circle, Swansea Heights, Salley Davis, Golson, Pinckney, Arnold Hallman, Faith Church, Huckabee Mill, Elm Creek and N. College.
While water valves are replaced, water pressure will be lost. The Swansea Water Department warns that customers near the listed areas who experience a loss of water pressure should also boil their water for one full minute before drinking it or using it in cooking.
The water advisory will remain in effect until further notice. As construction is completed, repeal advisories will be issued.