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Information provided by DHEC (Department of Health and Environmental Control)
Boil Water Emergencies
Sometimes a situation occurs where the safeness (due to biological or chemical contamination) or the availability of water is a concern for the proper operation of a food service facility. When the water supply may have been biologically contaminated a Boil Water Advisory will be issued. If it is confirmed that the water supply has been biologically contaminated, a Drinking Water Warning (sometimes called a Boil Water Notice or a Tier 1 Notice) will be issued.
If a boil water advisory is issued for your area, it means that the water supply in your area may be contaminated, either by a sewage overflow, a water line break, a chemical spill, a natural disaster such as a hurricane or flood, or somWater Advisory 11-14-17e other unusual event. Please check with your local government for the status of boil water advisories in your area.
If your public water system issues a Drinking Water Warning, it means the water in your area is definitely contaminated. Your family members could get very sick if they drink the water or use it to cook food.
What To Do
- Bring water to a rolling boil and keep it there for at least 1 full minute. Then, let it cool before using.
- Stop using appliances and equipment that use drinkable water, such as dishwashers, icemakers, tea brewers and coffee makers.
- Use disposable paper, plastic or foam plates, cups, forks, etc.
- Prepare food using water that has been boiled.
- Wash hands with water that has been boiled and cooled.
- Wash, rinse and sanitize pots, pans and other equipment with water that has been boiled and cooled.
- Brush your teeth with either boiled or bottled water.
How to Purify Bacteria Contaminated Water with Bleach
- Use unscented liquid chlorine bleach containing 4 to 6 percent available or free chlorine. (“Free” chlorine has not combined with organic matter and is therefore available for killing bacteria and algae.)
- Add 1 teaspoon of bleach to every 4 gallons of water.
- Let the treated water stand for 30 minutes before drinking or for food-related purposes.
Never use water that has been or may have been contaminated with chemicals. Do not use it for cooking, drinking, hand washing, pets, etc., until the water has been declared safe by DHEC or your local water authority.
PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED SHEET AND THE ADVISORY STATEMENTS BELOW CONCERNING DRINKING WATER SAFETY IN THE TOWN OF PAGELAND.
Why are boil water advisories issued?
Boil water advisories are issued when a water source is shut off, or when a water source pressure level drops below 20 psi. With this loss of pressure, there is a great possibility for water to become contaminated with harmful bacteria.
What determines the length of a boil water advisory?
The results of the water sample tests. When water service is restored, a Lab Analyst comes to the site to take water samples from several points in the affected service area. The samples are allowed to incubate up to 24 hours; no less than 18 hours. If the water is contaminated, bacteria will have grown.
How long must water be boiled prior to consumption?
Vigorously (with bubbles) for at least one (1) minute.
Why should I boil water prior to consumption?
Boiling the water kills harmful bacteria if water is contaminated.
What precautions should be taken after a boil water advisory is lifted, if test results reveal that the water was contaminated?
- Flush water lines by running all cold water faucets in the home for approximately one (1) minute.
- Flush automatic ice makers by discarding three (3) batches of ice made.
- Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
- Run drinking water fountains for one (1) minute.
- Run water through direct water connections for five (5) minutes.
Do I still need to boil water if I have a filter system on my faucet or refrigerator?
Yes. Water filters are not designed to remove harmful bacteria.
Is water safe for washing dishes, laundry or bathing?
Dishes: Water is safe for washing dishes, but hot soapy water should be used with one (1) tablespoon of bleach per gallon as a precaution. Dishes should be rinsed in boiled water.
Laundry: There are no restrictions on doing laundry.
Baths: Water is safe for bathing.
If I consumed water before I knew of the advisory, what will happen?
If you consume water that is proven to be contaminated and you are in good health, you should not become ill. However, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems may become ill.
What are some of the symptoms of being affected by consuming contaminated water?
Symptoms may include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. If you feel that your health has been compromised, you should seek medical attention.
What should I do for drinking water until the boil water advisory is lifted?
- Melt ice in freezer (ice made prior to the advisory).
- Boil all water from the tap.
We would like to invite you to join us in the “Town of Pageland’s Third Annual Old Fashioned ChristmPageland Christmas Parade Registrationas Parade”. The parade will be held on December 9, 2017 @ 6:00 PM. The parade lineup will be at 5:00 PM and will begin at the Pageland Elementary School located at 715 W. McGregor St. The parade will disband at the intersection of Poplar and East McGregor St. There’s NO entry fee to participate in the parade. Again, there’s no entry fee but we are requesting everyone that goes through the parade have a Christmas Theme. Let’s all come together and kick the Christmas Season off with a fun, enjoyable parade! We can’t do it without YOU! We need YOU! Please send your completed enclosed forms back to us no later than November 30, 2017. Awards will be given to the winners of Children’s Choice, Most Creative and Traditional Choice.
- Right after the parade we will have our Christmas Tree Lighting at the Gazebo in Moore Park. Please plan to stop by for caroling and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
- The Town respectfully requests that no other Santa’s participate or attend the parade or activities at Moore Park.
- We do apologize but due to Insurance Liability Stipulations, LIVE ANIMALS are no longer allowed in the parade.
- We are also encouraging all businesses to decorate their windows in the holiday spirit, and there will be a $100 prize for the winner. Please let us know if you are participating.
- If you have any questions please call the Town Hall at 843-672-7292. We are looking forward to Christmas in Pageland!
Click the link below to download the registration information:
AGENDA REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
ARANT BUILDING-COUNCIL CHAMBERS
NOVEMBER 9, 2017-7:00 PM
- Opening Prayer.
- Adoption of Agenda.
- Approval of Minutes of Regular Council Meeting of October 3, 2017 and Special Council Meeting of October 26, 2017.
- Public Hearing on 2018 Budget.
- Public Hearing on Zoning Change.
- Persons Appearing Before Council.
- ORDINANCE 386-BASIS OF SEWER SERVICE CHARGE, SURCHARGE, AND WATER CHARGE-SECOND READING.
- ORDINANCE 387-AN ORDINANCE TO REVOKE ORDINANCE 272, ORDINANCE 333 AND ORDINANCE 362 AND REPLACE WITH THE FOLLOWING HISTORIC PRESERVATION ORDINANCE AND ESTABLISH A HISTORIC APPEARANCE COMMITTEE-SECOND READING.
- BOND ORDINANCE 388-AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 363 ENTITLED “AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A BOND ANTICIPATION NOTE BY THE TOWN OF PAGELAND, SOUTH CAROLINA IN ANTICIPATION OF THE RECEIPT OF THE PROCEEDS OF A SALE OF NOT EXCEEDING ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS $1,526,000) PRINCIPAL AMOUNT WATERWORKS AND SEWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BOND OC THE TOWN OF PAGELAND, SOUTH CAROLINA.” –SECOND READING.
- ORDINANCE 389-AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY OF TUCKER MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC.-SECOND READING.
- Out of Town Sanitation Waste Pickup-Resolution 2017-11-01.
- Establishment of Just Compensation.
- Blood Drive.
- Approval of K. Eve McCoy, CPA, Audit Proposal.
- ORDINANCE 390-AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.
- Take Home Vehicle Policy.
- Administrative Briefing.
- Department Head Reports.
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
ARANT BUILDING-COUNCIL CHAMBERS
OCTOBER 26, 2017-6:00 PM
- Opening Prayer.
- Adoption of Agenda.
- ORDINANCE 388-AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 363 ENTITLED “AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A BOND ANTICIPATION NOTE BY THE TOWN OF PAGELAND, SOUTH CAROLINA IN ANTICIPATION OF THE RECEIPT OF THE PROCEEDS OF A SALE NOT EXCEEDING ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,526.000) PRINCIPAL AMOUNT WATERWORKS AND SEWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BOND OF THE TOWN OF PAGELAND, SOUTH CAROLINA – FIRST READING.
- ORDINANCE 389-AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY OF TUCKER MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC. FROM HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL (HC) TO BASIC INDUSTRIAL (BI)-FIRST READING.
- Approval of Payroll Change.
- Executive Session-Town Council is Going into Executive Session for Personnel and Legal Advice under SC Code of Law Section 30-4-7 (A) 1.
- Actions Relative to Executive Session.