Water main breaks keep CPW working overnight in frigid temperatures

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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CPW workers repair a water main break.

Greer Commission of Public Works

CPW workers repair a water main break.


8:09 p.m. Thursday update

The boil water advisory issued for the 100-plus homes in the Pelham Street area has been lifted, Greer CPW reported.  Tests confirmed the water is safe to use as normal.

10:15 p.m. Tuesday

Greer Commission of Public Works reported three water main breaks within its system Tuesday and work was being continued overnight.

Water was turned off on Pelham Street (210-319) and East James Street (100-125) and a boil water advisory was announced at 10:15 p.m. for impacted customers.

Water was scheduled to be off 4-6 hours according to CPW. Workers were making repairs in frigid temperatures, dropping to 17 degrees at midnight.

CPW reported two other water main breaks:

• Brushy Creek Road near Southside Baptist Church.

• Suber Road near Wade Hampton Blvd and CVS.

Call 864-848-5500 if you see water bubbling or water in the cracks of the road.

Some CPW customers had a power outage on Dec. 26 caused by a squirrel, according to CPW spokesperson Alison Rauch. There was a delay restoring power since CPW purchases some of its power from other sources.




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