Boil water order has been lifted in Pelzer

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The Gaffney Board of Public Works has lifted a Boil Water Advisory after a water issues that began on Wednesday.

The city was without water for several hours Wednesday after BPW said there was a main valve break at the water treatment plant in the early morning hours.

BPW said customers in Cherokee County no longer need to boil water prior to drinking or cooking. Water samples collected and analyzed showed the water is now safe to consume, the board said.

The BOW said it serves 9,000 people in Gaffney and also provides some water to Blacksburg and Macedonia.

Schools in the county were canceled after the outage on Wednesday. Initially, officials said schools would run on a two-hour delay, but later canceled classes. Limestone College also canceled classes on Wednesday.

All Cherokee County schools were on a 2-hour delay Thursday due to the lingering water issues in the county.

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