Meansville-Riley Water Co. says water safe to drink after coliform, E.coli found during test

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UNION COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – An Upstate water company was fined following a violation of the state primary drinking water regulation.

According to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s health regulation enforcement report, the Meansville-Riley Road Water Company system tested present for total coliform and E. coli and failed to notify the public.

The water company must submit a standard operating procedure to ensure all public notice requirements are met, must submit a corrective action plan to include proposed steps to address the violation, must pay a civil penalty for $3,000, and pay a stipulated penalty of $4,000 should any requirement of the order not be met.

On Friday, Meansville-Riley Water Company officials issued a statement to 7 News about the violation and wanted to assure customers that their water is safe to drink:

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