The City of Johnsonville and the Town of Latta are both under boil water advisories after fire hydrants in each municipality were damaged by vehicles Tuesday night.
Johnsonville Downtown Development Director David Mace announced the city was placed under a boil water advisory Tuesday around 11:30 p.m. According to Mace, a truck ran over a fire hydrant and the city’s water system rapidly lost pressure. The advisory is in effect until 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday morning, Latta Town Administrator Jarett Taylor announced Latta had a similar problem Tuesday night when a different vehicle destroyed a fire hydrant on Highway 917.
“The line was fixed last night and experienced a leak this morning due to the high pressure put on the line. The problem has been resolved already this morning,” Taylor stated.
The town received reports of low pressure and no pressure in some areas. As a precaution, town officials are asking the residents to boil their water until the water can be checked.