Boil water advisory issued for Lake Waccamaw

Boil water advisory issued for Lake Waccamaw
Residents in Sandy Creek and along Malmo Loop Road are among those under a boil water advisory. (Source: Raycom Media)

LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WECT) - Water consumers of the Lake Waccamaw Water System in Columbus County are under a boil water advisory as of Sunday afternoon.

The water system is experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a broken waterline.

The advisory is in effect for the area from 2506 Canal Cove Rd. to the end of Waccamaw Shores. It does not include the Wooded Acres subdivision however.

The Division of Water resources advise consumers to either boil all water for human consumption including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation or to use bottled water.

Vigorously boiling the water for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present.

The advisory will continue until further notice.

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