Water system repairs underway overnight

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The Anderson Regional Joint Water System continues to ask their customers to conserve water starting because of a problem with its water intake from Hartwell Lake. All customers of the Anderson Regional Joint Water System are being asked to boil water for at least a minute before using it.

Because of a burst pipe, there was no water coming into the water treatment plant, according to Scott Willett, executive director of the system.

“We are asking everybody to conserve as much water as they can,” Willett said Wednesday night. “This could well last into the night or early morning.”

Willett said fire departments around Anderson County have been warned about the problem and asked to limit their use as well.

As of 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, his crews were still rounding up the parts and equipment needed to fix the intake.

The plant is located on the Six and Twenty branch of the Hartwell Lake near Centerville.