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Boil Water Advisory lifted for Chester County

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — A Boil Water Advisory had been lifted for customers in Chester County, officials said.

By Monday afternoon, people living in Fort Lawn along Edwards Road, Carabrook Road, and Robinhood Road were the only ones who remained under the notice. The next day, officials ended the advisory.

It comes after a water main broke in Fort Lawn, leading to a water conservation notice and eventually a Boil Water Advisory for all residents in Chester County.

‘Open no matter what’

Buttermilk’s Barbecue and Catering owner Jane Brown said prepping food ahead of the weekend helped them through the advisory.

Most of the meat had been smoking in the pit for hours so they provided to-go plates only and threw out all the sweet tea.

“We are from the south, honey,” Brown told Channel 9′s Hannah Goetz on Monday. “We make our tea sweet.”

It’s a big deal for a southern barbeque spot but Brown said she never let that stop her business.

“Buttermilks will be open no matter what,” Brown said. “We are going to fulfill our commitments and be open.”

Students told to bring bottled water

Students had to bring water to school in Chester County on Monday following a weekend without safe tap water.

The Chester County School District posted an update on how the water main break and Boil Water Advisory would impact schools on Monday.

Schools operated normally, but all water fountains were sealed off and students weren’t allowed to drink the water. People can still wash their hands with soap.

The district provided a few cases of bottled water to all schools but asked parents to pack a few bottles of water for their children.

As for school-provided meals, Student Nutrition staff members followed the boil water advisory when they prepared food for students.

If you have questions, the district encourages parents to contact your child’s school.

This is a developing story; check wsoctv.com for updates.


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Hannah Goetz

Hannah Goetz, wsoctv.com

Hannah is a reporter for WSOC-TV.