Advisory Ends: Checklist For What To Do Afterwards

The water boil advisory for Summerville customers has ended, according to interim city manager Janice Galloway.

The advisory was issued on July 4 after an early morning thunderstorm knocked power off to the city’s treatment plant on Filter Plant Road.

Although people no longer need to boil their water, there are some things to do afterward.

HOMES

  • Flush Household Pipes (Turn on each cold water faucet a let it run for five minutes)
  • Hot Water Tanks (Run until water runs cool. Typically that takes 15 minutes for a 40-gallon tank)
  • Replace water filters in the refrigerator, faucets, etc.
  • Dishwasher (Run one cycle without dishes)
  • Icemakers (Make three batches of ice cubes and discard them all)

SCHOOLS/DAYCARES/RESTAURANTS

    • Flush Pipes (Turn on each cold water faucet a let it run for five minutes)
    • Hot Water Tanks (Run until water runs cool. Typically that takes 15 minutes for a 40-gallons tank)
    • Replace water filters in the refrigerator, faucets, etc.
    • Water Fountains (Run fountains continuously for five minutes and replace filters when applicable).
    • Icemakers (Discard ice in the machine. Flush the lines to the machine. Make ice for one hour and throw away all ice again).