Media Contacts:
Drew Griffin, City Manager – 843-665-3113 or dgriffin@cityofflorence.com
Michael Hemingway, Utilities Director – 843-665-3236 or mhemingway@cityoffflorence.com

FLORENCE, SC – The City of Florence has been notified by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) that work associated with the Bentree Lane highway-widening project requires that water service be disconnected to the area shown on the attached location map. The projected service interruption is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2020, between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am.

Impacted water customers located along Bentree Lane from the intersection of David McLeod Boulevard to West Palmetto Street and Holly Circle from West Palmetto Street to Second Loop Road received notifications door to door on January 17, 2020 announcing this service interruption. Apartment residents in this area have been notified through their complex management. Please note the highlighted areas in blue on the attached map which indicates where water service will be interrupted.

City staff has coordinated with area customers to minimize the inconvenience to the community. This service interruption will allow contractors to complete the installation of a new storm drainage system as well as the relocation of the existing water main which serves homes and businesses in this area.

Out of a preponderance of caution, the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has required that a Boil Water Advisory be issued to effected residents following each interruption to service as there will be a loss of pressure within the area when water services are temporarily disconnected. A Boil Water Advisory will be issued and distributed door to door to each customer impacted.

The SCDOT and the City of Florence recognizes the inconvenience with work associated with the Bentree Lane highway-widening project and apologizes for the anticipated interruption to service for system customers. The patience of our customers is greatly appreciated as the contractor completes necessary utility work in support of this project.

Should you have questions concerning this notice, please contact the City of Florence Utilities Department at 843-665-3236, the South Carolina Department of Transportation at 843-661-4715 or the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC) at 843-661-4825.

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