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Boil water advisories lifted

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Several boil advisories that were issued throughout the City of Columbia Friday after several water main breaks were reported were lifted Sunday. 

Following an intense flushing of the distribution system, bacteriological samples were collected and analyzed by the City of Columbia Water Works, city officials said.  The results of this sampling indicate that the system is safe to use for drinking and cooking purposes. 

Due to a 6 inch water line break, city officials were advising water customers of West Beltline Blvd from Truman Street to Two Notch Road to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking.

Also, any residents near Lakemor Ct. in the Crescent Lake Subdivision who have lost water or have low water pressure were also advised to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking.

Other areas where the boil order was lifted include: Beltline Blvd from Devine St to Rosewood Drive, Azalea Drive, Yale Ave, East Chapel St, Mimosa Road and areas of Wilmot Ave and Blossom Street around Beltline Blvd.

A 16 inch water line break also caused about 400 yards of road to buckle on Beltline near Devine. City crews closed two lanes to repair the road. There's no word how long it's expected to take.

Residents who have additional questions can call The City of Columbia Customer Care Call Center at 545-3300.

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