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Firefighters say water pressure back to normal at AnMed hospital

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Firefighters supply AnMed with water during advisory. (June 26, 2014/FOX Carolina) Firefighters supply AnMed with water during advisory. (June 26, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Firefighters supply AnMed with water during advisory. (June 26, 2014/FOX Carolina) Firefighters supply AnMed with water during advisory. (June 26, 2014/FOX Carolina)
AnMed Health is located in Anderson. (June 25, 2014/FOX Carolina) AnMed Health is located in Anderson. (June 25, 2014/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Firefighters said they stopped providing water to AnMed Health Medical Center in Anderson after water pressure levels returned to normal Thursday night.

Local fire departments were supplying water to run the hospital's air conditioning units earlier after parts of Anderson County and Pickens County were placed under a boil water and conservation advisory Wednesday night after a pipe ruptured at a pump station.

AnMed Public Information Officer Michael Cunningham said patients and staff were drinking bottled water. They continue to asses the bottled water inventory every hour.

Because of the lack of water at the hospital on Thursday, Cunningham said they were limiting visitors at the hospital so they can focus on their patients. He said only immediate family members that are necessary to accompany patients will be allowed at the hospital.

Red Cross helps emergency responders in Anderson Co.

The Red Cross provided assistance to firefighters and first responders assisting medical facilities amidst water outages in Anderson County on Thursday.

Emergency crews brought in water shuttles to keep air conditioning running at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home (VA Facility) and AnMed Main Campus and North Campus.

The Red Cross set up three canteen sites to help the crews stay hydrated and offer snacks.

Red Cross of the Western Carolinas dispatched three Emergency Response Vehicles staffed by disaster volunteers and will remain on-scene until the water issue is resolved.

Boil Water Advisory Issued

The Anderson Regional Joint Water System is asking customers to boil their water for at least one minute before drinking and cooking with the water.

Customers are also being asked to conserve as much water as possible and limit all non-essential water usage. 

The advisory is in effect for all residents using Electric City Utilities, Homeland Park, Starr-Iva Water District, Broadway Water, West Anderson Water District, Hammond Water District, Sandy Springs Water District, city of Clemson, Clemson University, the town of Pendleton, the town of Williamston and Big Creek Water District.

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