Do Not Drink Advisory Lifted For Residents In Richburg, SC

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The Chester Metropolitan District has lifted the DO NOT DRINK order for public water users in the Town of Richburg.

The DO NOT DRINK order was initially imposed on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019.

Officials say the district has received all tests and they showed no indication of contamination and it is safe to resume regular water use for cooking and drinking.

Additional information can be found on the Chester Metropolitan District website and Facebook page.

Original Story:

RICHBURG, SC — The Chester Metropolitan District has issued a DO NOT DRINK order for public water users in Richburg.

Officials say the order specifically impacts the following streets:

  • Main Street
  • East Lancaster Street
  • West Lancaster Street
  • Old Richburg Road (Hwy 56)
  • All side streets connected to Main Street

Residents on Highway 9 (Lancaster Highway) are not affected by this order, officials say.

Under the order, residents are urged not to use public water for drinking or cooking. Uses such as washing, laundry, toilet flushing, gardening, etc. are okay.

The Chester Metropolitan District says the order was issued as a precaution following a malfunction of a backflow device used on a local industry’s fire system.

Officials say the Richburg water system has been flushed and samples have been taken to determine any possible contamination levels. Results are pending.

Bottled water is being provided to each resident impacted by the order. Additional cases are also available for pickup at the Richburg Fire Department.


Posted by Chester Metropolitan District on Wednesday, September 25, 2019