If a hurricane is about to impact our service area, then the Charleston Water System may, after consultation with SCDHEC, issue a Boil Water Advisory as a precautionary measure.
After the storm:
- We look for damage to our system and make any repairs as quickly as possible.
- If tests show the water is safe to drink, we lift the Boil Water Advisory.
- If tests indicate bacterial contamination, we issue a Boil Water Notice.
- Stay tuned to media reports for instructions.