This is a recent photo of the new tank, which is still under construction. (Contributed photo)

Fort Mill officials say a water interruption will begin at 11:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 2.)

The interruption is needed to support the construction schedule of a new 1 million-gallon elevated water tank, which is located off U.S. Highway 21. This project was originally scheduled for Oct. 26 before it was postponed due to rainy weather.

The affected area will be along the U.S. 21 corridor from Sutton Road to S.C. 160. The Town’s water customers in this area should plan for an outage of up to eight hours, according to a press release.

This area includes:

  • Circle K
  • Commons at River Crossing
  • The Cascades at River Crossing
  • The Townes at River Crossing
  • Bible Baptist Church
  • Creekside Neighborhood
  • Forest Ridge Apartments
  • Peach Stand
  • Some locations along Harris Street near U.S. 21

The new water tank will provide added fire protection and increased water pressure from downtown Fort Mill to Kingsley, and along the U.S. 21 corridor. The tank will also serve as a backup to the Doby’s Bridge water tank during any maintenance operations.

During the outage, crews will be installing shut-off valves to help isolate the water tank in the case of an emergency and help curb future water losses due to water main breaks.

“We are working hard to get this upgrade into place and operational,” Fort Mill Town Manager David Broom said in a news release. “We recognize with the recent water outage that this is an additional inconvenience to our customers, but the benefits of the new tank will help in addressing reliability for the future.”

If bad weather conditions occur that lengthen the outage or require a need for a boil water advisory, customers will be notified through the Town’s website (www.fortmillsc.gov), the Town’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and through local media outlets. We will also provide an updated message on the Town Hall phone number at (803) 547-2116.