Crews working to restore water to Hanahan homes after water main damaged


Crews with the Charleston Water System are working to shut off water and begin repairs to a damaged water main.

A construction crew digging at approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday stuck a 12-inch water main, leaving approximately 120 homes without water on Foster Creek Road in Hanahan, according to CWS spokesman Mike Saia.

Saia also said there was a one-hour period, between 8 and 9 a.m., during which Goose Creek Primary School was also affected, but he said it did not affect regular operations.

The Berkeley County School District sent this message to parents at Goose Creek Primary School:

A water line break in the Foster Creek Road area is currently impacting Goose Creek Primary. The school has partial water that is being used to support the restrooms, and the district has provided pallets of water bottles to be used for drinking. Students will receive lunch and, at this time, teaching and learning is still occurring in a safe environment.

As soon as we are provided a timeline for repair and full water is restored, we will inform you.

Foster Creek Road will remain closed until work is repaired.

CWS says water service is expected to be restored by the afternoon.

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