Planned water outage: Meeting Street area near Cosgrove
Nighttime outage necessary for water transmission main maintenance
(February 24, 2014)—UPDATE: This work has been rescheduled for Monday, February 24 from 8:00 pm through 6:00 am Tuesday morning.
(February 7, 2014)—A planned water outage will affect about 170 customers in the vicinity of Meeting Street between Hedgewood and Misroon Streets.
The nighttime outage is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 11 and 12. Affected customers have been notified with door hangers.
The outage is necessary for crews to replace valves on a water main in Meeting Street. One lane of Meeting will be closed at Keever Street between Cosgrove and Success Street for the work.
Some customers in the vicinity may experience temporary low pressure or discolored water during the outage.
Sewer Rehab Work in Church Creek Area
(January 27, 2014)—Over the next eight weeks, a contractor for Charleston Water System will be re-lining a sewer main that runs behind the West Ashley Park ball fields off Mary Adler Avenue to Wayah Drive and Mariners Ferry Crossing.
The work will not affect any customers’ sewer service or involve any digging. The contractor, Layne Inliner, will install a new pipe inside the existing main using a process called cured-in-place pipe (CIPP). This pipe replacement method involves inserting a liner through a manhole and filling it with hot water, which causes it to harden into a solid pipe. All work will take place at manholes.
In order to maintain sewer service while the pipe is lined, a temporary bypass pipeline will be set up (see map below) from a manhole near the ball field to a manhole on Mariners Ferry Crossing near Bidwell Circle. This bypass pipe is made of thick, fused plastic and will be secured in place. An inspector will check the entire length of the pipe several times daily.
This work is part of a larger project to identify and replace sections of deteriorating sewer main in the Church Creek area.
For questions about this project, please contact Frank Frazier, CWS Project Inspector, at 843-843-296-2243 or send us an email.
Update: Boil Water Advisory CANCELED
(Jan. 24, 8:00 a.m.)—The precautionary boil water advisory issued for the Hickory Farms subdivision (Winners Circle) on Thursday has been canceled. Water sampling test results confirm the water meets all quality standards.
Precautionary boil water advisory issued for Hickory Farms subdivision
(Jan. 23, 10 a.m.)—Customers in the Hickory Farms subdivision off Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley should boil their tap water before using it or use bottled water while a precautionary boil water advisory is in effect.
About 50 customers are affected (see map below). The advisory was issued after a water outage occurred around 8:00 a.m. Thursday. The outage was caused by a water main break associated with work to relocate a section of water pipe for the Bees Ferry Road widening project.
The boil water advisory will remain in effect until water samples confirm the water is safe to drink. Charleston Water System is collecting water samples; once samples are delivered to the laboratory it will take 16 hours until results are available.
Until the advisory is lifted, customers are urged to boil tap water for at least one minute before using it for cooking or drinking, or use bottled water. For more information, see boil water FAQs.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) requires that water utilities issue a boil water advisory when an event occurs that allows the possibility for bacteria to enter the public water system. Such an event may include a loss of water pressure or water outage, which could allow bacteria in soil and groundwater to enter water pipes through cracks or leaks.
Residents in the affected area are urged to use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, preparing food, and giving to pets until further notice. Boiling will kill bacteria or other organisms that may be present in the water. Some water filters do not protect against bacteria, so customers with filters are advised to contact the manufacturer for more information or boil their tap water. The water is safe for bathing and doing laundry.
For more information, please contact Charleston Water System at 727-6800.
Charleston Water to participate in procurement workshop for small businesses
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Edisto Shelter, James Island County Park
(January 22, 2014)—Charleston Water is one of several agencies participating in the Contacts for Contracts workshop on February 20th at James Island County Park. (Download event flyer – PDF)
This event is designed to provide small businesses with information about doing business with local government agencies. The workshop is free, but registration is required.
The workshop is sponsored by the Charleston County Small Business Enterprise Program, the Charleston Area Small Business Development Center, and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission.
For more information, or to register, visit Charleston County’s SBE Program web site.