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Boil water advisory for Tega Cay lifted

A water main break at S.C. 160 and Stonecrest Boulevard, near Wal-Mart in Tega Cay necessitated a boil-water advisory Tuesday that was lifted Thursday.
A water main break at S.C. 160 and Stonecrest Boulevard, near Wal-Mart in Tega Cay necessitated a boil-water advisory Tuesday that was lifted Thursday. Fort Mill Times file photo

A boil water advisory that affected some Tega Cay residents and businesses after a water main break has been lifted.

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 affected the most by this break were businesses in Stonecrest and in Graystone,” said Charlie Funderburk, city manager.

However, residents were asked Wednesday morning to conserve as much water as possible. A boil water advisory was in effect for any customers who lost service. In instances like the one in Tega Cay, the state health department advises boiling water vigorously for a minute before consumption.

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, remained in place Thursday.

“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.”

Although the spill did not affect the cove where Saturday’s Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics will be held, Funderburk said participants will jump into the outdoor pool at the city’s Beach and Swim Center instead, “to ease everyone’s mind.”

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