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Tega Cay under boil water advisory after water main break

A water line break Tuesday in Tega Cay means some residential and commercial customers need to boil their water before consuming it Wednesday.
A water line break Tuesday in Tega Cay means some residential and commercial customers need to boil their water before consuming it Wednesday. City of Tega Cay Facebook page

Some Tega Cay residents and businesses are under a boil water advisory after a water main break.

Utility crews on Tuesday were able to isolate a water main break at S.C. 160 and Stonecrest Boulevard, and restore service by about 10 p.m.

“The customers effected the most by this break were businesses in Stonecrest and in Graystone,” said Charlie Funderburk, city manager.

However, residents are being asked Wednesday morning to conserve as much water as possible. A boil water advisory is in effect for any customers who lost service. The state health department advises boiling water vigorously for a minute before consumption.

“The boil water advisory is in effect until further notice for these customers,” a city notice states. “For all other customers who experienced a drop or total loss in pressure, you may experience water discoloration or air in the lines. To rectify, run a faucet for several minutes to clear the line.”

The incident came a day after the city sent out an advisory after a wastewater spill at a treatment plant on Koala Circle. About 12,000 gallons spilled, entering Lake Wylie through a storm drain. Utility crews resolved the issue, but a swim advisory remains in place for the cove between Marquesas Avenue and Palmyra Drive.

Funderburk said the no swim advisory, only for that cove, remains in place Wednesday morning.

“It has not been lifted yet,” he said. “Utility staff is taking daily samples from the lake and sending them to a lab for testing. Once all levels have returned to (health department) regulatory standards, the no swim advisory will be lifted. We are anticipating being able to lift the advisory by the end of the week.”

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