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Boil water advisory lifted after major Anderson Co. line break

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Crews work to repair a leak at a pumping station in Anderson. (Dec. 6, 2012/FOX Carolina) Crews work to repair a leak at a pumping station in Anderson. (Dec. 6, 2012/FOX Carolina)
CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Officials with Anderson Regional Water System have lifted the boil water advisory in effect for many in Anderson and Pickens counties after no contamination was found.

Anderson Regional Water System spokesperson Mark O'Bryant said the advisory was lifted for effected customers in Sandy Springs, city of Pendleton, city of Clemson and Clemson University after tests confirmed there was no bacterial contamination.

The advisory had been in place since early Thursday when a leak started at 4 a.m. at the Clemson booster station located just off Interstate 85 in Anderson. Officials said that within two hours, the storage tanks that feed water to several towns were dry.

"By about 5:30 or 6, we had lost 5 million gallons of water, and pressure started dropping throughout the system," said Scott Willett, executive director of the water system.

The leak was repaired and customers had water running again by 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Following the leak and boil water advisory, Clemson University canceled classes and closed offices on Thursday but was back up and running as normal on Friday.

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