Officials have lifted a boil water advisory issued on Monday for Levy residents.
According to the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA), water samples indicate the water is free from bacteria and back to normal.
BJWSA does, however, urge residents to flush their system by running bathtub and sink faucets for 10 minutes — or until the water is clear.
Officials say the boil advisory was issued because of a failure on the 12” water main that parallels South Okatie Hwy and ends in the residential neighborhood of Telfair plantation.
A boil water advisory has been issued for some residents in Jasper County.
According to the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA), the advisory applies to the Levy area, including South Okatie Highway from Delta Estates Road to Telfair Plantation.
BJWSA says failure on their 12’’ water main prompted the advisory.
Residents in the affected area are urged to boil water used for drinking/consumption, cooking and bathing as a precaution until further notice.
Water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. Bottled water may be used as an alternative.
Additional information on disinfecting water is available from the EPA online here.
The notice will remain in effect until the water system is back to normal.