New Corrosion Inhibitor May Cause Temporary Water Discoloration

New Corrosion Inhibitor May Cause Temporary Water Discoloration

New Corrosion Inhibitor May Cause Temporary Water Discoloration

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper will begin a one-year trial of a new corrosion inhibitor at the Lake Marion treatment plant on March 23, which may cause a temporary, non-harmful water discoloration.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) recently granted Santee Cooper permission to begin the trial of the inhibitor to remove seasonal color changes in the water.

During this trial, the distribution system will be monitored more frequently for changes in water color and to ensure the effectiveness of the inhibitor. The Lake Marion water system supplies water to Calhoun and Orangeburg Counties including the towns of Santee, Bowman and Vance.

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