Drinking Water is Safe and Available, Customers Asked to Minimize Use of Sewer and Stay Away from Standing Water
October 8, 2016
Mount Pleasant, S.C. - - October 8, 2016 – Mount Pleasant Waterworks drinking water is safe and available for use. Residents are asked to reduce their discharge into the sewer system until further notice. Hurricane Matthew left Mount Pleasant Waterworks contending with power outages at 62 pump stations.
Please minimize toilet flushing, clothes washing, and excessive water discharge until further notice. If you see water bubbling out of manholes or have a sewer back up, please call Mount Pleasant Waterworks at 843-884-9626. Please keep children and animals away from overflows.
MPW’s crews are working around the clock to prevent sewer overflows.
“We strongly urge residents to stay away from overflows and floodwaters, to reduce the risk of infections and injuries, don’t swim or play in the water,” said Clay Duffie, General Manager. “Water from sewer overflows and flooding can carry viruses, bacteria, chemicals and other physical items picked up as it moves through storm water systems, across industrial sites, yards, roads and parking lots. These threats can cause serious illness and injury and should be avoided if at all possible.”
Customers can receive updates on MPW’s website, by following MPW on Facebook and Twitter, and joining your community’s Nextdoor account. Information and updates will be provided as needed.
- Mark your home's water meter with a brightly colored stick or object to protect it from roadside debris cleanup.
- DO NOT HIDE your water meter, fire hydrants, and manholes with debris. Keep the area well marked and clear.
- Limit toilet flushing until wastewater system operations return to normal.