UPDATE. – Officials with Hilton Head PSD says customers no longer need to boil their water.
They do ask that customers limit their water use to essentials.
Water pressure is still at 50% of normal pressure and say that limiting usage will return pressure to normal levels.
UPDATE: Below, are areas on HHI that are OK to flush. But, water use should still remain limited to maintain system pressure according to Hilton Head PSD General Manager. Also, remember DON’T flush if you know you are near an active overflow or broken sewer pipe.
Areas OK to flush:
Hilton Head Schools complex, including Island Rec Center
Leg O’ Mutton Rd area, including
Port Royal Plantation
Windmill Harbour/RV Resort/Jenkins Island area
Marshland Road area
Spanish Wells Road (including Muddy Creek) area
HH Hospital area
Squire Pope Road
Baygall Rd area
Dillon Rd area
Folly Field area
Beach City Rd area
Union Cemetery Rd area
H.H. PDS General Manager also stated that the boil advisory should be lifted by the early afternoon, but limitations on water will go on until further notice.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WSAV) – Due to the loss of water system pressure from the damage of Hurricane Matthew, the Hilton Head Public Service District (PSD) is advising its customers to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
PSD is working to restore the water system and will advise customers when the advisory is lifted.
Although there is an advisory, the PSD is not aware, at the moment, of any contamination of the water supply.
Customers are also asked to use as little water as possible to help maintain the water system pressure. As well as not use drains or toilets until further notice to avoid sewer overflows.
The PSD service area was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, according to a release sent by the Communications Manager. Customers may have water service but no sewer service due to power outages or damaged sewer pumping stations and line breaks.
Customers may be without water service due to breaks that cannot yet be repaired because the location of the break is buried under debris that must first be removed, or is otherwise in an unsafe area. The PSD is currently responding to hundreds of breaks. Customers are asked to please exercise patience during this extensive recovery operation from a significant disaster.