Currently the Town of Winnsboro Water Treatment Plant is experiencing an unusually high level of manganese in their surface water supply. Due to these high levels you may be experiencing some discolored water.
This condition is due to changes in the weather and temperature fluctuations in the lake which has produced these high levels of manganese. This is a naturally occurring event. This element is commonly present in rocks and soil. We regret any inconvenience that this may be causing you. We are working diligently to resolve this issue as quickly and safely as possible. This is a situation that has occurred previously over the years. Remedies are being implemented. The Town of Winnboro has notified S. C. Department of Health and Environmental Control; and we are keeping them aware of this situation and our progress in remedying it. DO NOT USE CHLORINE BLEACH IN YOUR WASH.
Even though there are no known health effects with elevated manganese levels, there are certain unappealing consequences with this element. The water may become discolored.
Again, we wish to thanks you for your patience and support with regard to this issue. If there are any questions, please call Winnsboro Water Treatment Plant at (803) 815-3020 or (903) 635-4121.
Mr. Otis Williams, Jr.
Assistant Water/Wastewater Supervisor