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South Carolina and Georgia residents are being asked to conserve water after below freezing temperatures impacted several communities. Here is the latest from area counties and cities on the requests.


As of Monday afternoon, Augusta Utilities reports a possible disruption in service may affect customers along Tobacco Road, Morgan Road, Azalea Drive, and Destin Lane, according to our news partner, WJBF.

Lincoln County

Lincoln County is experiencing abnormal water loss. In an effort to figure out where the issue is, we will be valving off sections of the county. You will experience water outage in some areas for a 15 to 20 minute time period. Please be patient with us as we try to rectify this issue. In the meantime if you see water running in the ditch or on the right of way please call our after hour emergency number at 706-359-4118 to report the leak. Also if you have neighbors that are out of town please check round there home to make sure they do not have a busted line. Thank you for your understanding and patience, we are doing all we can to fix this issue and get back to normal.

McDuffie County

The City of Thomson and McDuffie County continue to monitor the local water system and has posted the following on their social media pages.

In addition to requesting residents conserve water to allow the system to “catch up” from this weekend’s significant demand, we are also asking that any leaks observed on the roadways or other areas other than business or personal leaks be reported as soon as possible at 706-595-2145.

South Carolina 

City Of Aiken

**UPDATE 12/26/22 at 12:35 PM:** City Utility crews have located leaks and are on-site making repairs. Please report any leaks observed on roadways or other areas to the City Water Plant at 803-642-7629.

The City of Aiken water service is experiencing several water main breaks and pressure losses. We are asking that any leaks observed on the roadways or other areas (not a personal residence or business) be reported to the Water Treatment Plant as soon as possible, so that those breaks can be addressed quickly. The 24 hour number is 803-642-7629.

Edgefield County 

Edgefield County Water & Sewer is asking customers to conserve water and immediately report any loss of pressure or visible leaks to 803-215-7553. If you have a leak and cannot turn off your water, please call 803-637-2011. The forecast for today is above freezing temperatures, so we ask customers to refrain from letting faucets drip during this time. 


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