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North Charleston Providing Support to Community following Water Main Break

The City of North Charleston has responded swiftly to a significant water main break that occurred yesterday afternoon on Baker Ave in the Accabee neighborhood of North Charleston. The main break resulted in 55 homes without water service.

Repairs are underway and expected to be completed by 2 PM today, with water service restored by 5 PM at the latest. In the meantime, the City of North Charleston, in collaboration with Charleston Water System, Councilman Michael Brown, and community leading, is providing extensive support to affected residents.

To ensure the community’s needs are met, the city has provided bottled water and Charleston Water System has deployed water buffalos to the area. City officials are going door-to-door, performing welfare checks and distributing essential supplies. Additionally, the Perry-Webb Community Center is open and available for any resident requiring assistance.

The North Charleston Building Department has conducted comprehensive damage assessments and confirmed that no homes have been damaged and no residents have been displaced. The North Charleston Fire Department has also tested all hydrants in the neighborhood to ensure they are functioning properly, with contingencies in place to address any potential issues.

Mayor Reggie Burgess, currently out of town with the Liberty Hill Enrichment After School Program, for which he serves as a mentor, has been in constant communication with key city staff and community members since the incident occurred. His dedication to the well-being of North Charleston’s residents remains steadfast, and he continues to monitor the situation closely to ensure a swift and effective response.

The City of North Charleston is committed to supporting the community during this incident and appreciates the patience and cooperation of its residents as efforts are made to restore normalcy as quickly as possible.