UPDATE: Summerville residents no longer have to boil their water before using it.

Officials say the boil water advisory has been lifted for the areas of the city that were under it.

Officials say water samples test came back negative and no bacteria was found. 

Stay with the WRCB app for updates to this story.


PREVIOUS UPDATE: Some parts of Summerville have been under a Boil Water Advisory since Tuesday.

Channel 3 learned the reason the advisory is still in place is that it has to do with the testing that confirms the water is safe.

Summerville's Public Works Director said two samples have to be tested before the Boil Water Advisory can be lifted. That could take until Friday.

This all started Monday when residents complained of low water pressure.

City officials said that's when a water pump malfunctioned and caused water pressure to drop in several areas. When water pressure gets low, it automatically triggers a Boil Water Advisory.

The Public Works Director says two samples must be taken to test the water quality. One sample was taken Wednesday morning, and another will be taken Thursday morning.

It takes 24 hours for those test results to come in. If the tests come back positive, the Boil Water Advisory will be lifted on Friday.

We will keep you updated on when and if the advisory is lifted inside the WRCB app.


PREVIOUS STORY: Some water customers in Summerville are now under a Boil Water Advisory.

Areas impacted by the advisory include:

  • Buice Lane
  • Orchard Hill Road
  • Dry Valley Road
  • Orchard Hill to Mahan Road from Dry Valley Road to Trion-Teloga Road
  • Rocky Hollow Road from Orchard Hill to Mahan Road
  • Areas in between these roads

The advisory was issued after a water pump malfunctioned causing water pressure to drop in these areas.

"After a minimum of 48 hours of the system being back to full pressure and bacteria analysis completed, we will notify when the boil water advisory is lifted," a city spokesperson said.

Channel 3 will keep you updated on this developing story.