FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — The city of Florence has been notified by the South Carolina Department of Transportation that planned water outages will occur along Alligator Road for the next phase of a highway-widening project. 

The next phase will be broken into three sections, and residents will be informed when each assigned area is complete.

All water outages will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. between April 24 and May 12, according to the city.

The first water outage will occur at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Circle and Ashford Drive. The second water outage will occur from the intersection of McElveen Lane and Garden Gate Way, and the final outage will occur at the intersection of Brookstone Drive and Starling Drive. 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has required that a boil water advisory be issued to affected residents because the loss of water pressure could allow bacteria to enter the water system. 

Water customers in the area are advised to boil their water for at least one full minute before drinking or cooking until notified by the city. Any ice that is made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes. 

The attached map illustrates the highlighted areas in blue where the water service will be off:

Current updates of boil water advisories will be accessible through the home page of the city’s website at www.cityofflorence.com. Anyone with questions should call the city’s utilities department at 843-665-3236 or DHEC at 843-661-4825. 

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Taylor Ford is a digital journalist for News13. She joined the News13 team in January 2023. Taylor is a Florence native and covers the Pee Dee out of News13’s Florence Bureau. Read more of Taylor’s work here.