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Dorchester County Offices in Summerville and St. George Temporarily Closed

Post Date:05/21/2019 12:30 PM

Please be advised that an overflowing restroom in the upstairs office area of the Dorchester County Human Services Building (HSB) located at 500 N. Main St. in Summerville has led to water damage to the fire suppression system electronics, in addition to flooding on both levels. As a result, the following offices located in the HSB are closed for the remainder of the day:  Auditor’s Office, Treasurer’s Office, Assessor’s Office, and Veterans Affairs. The Planning & Zoning, Building Services and Community Services Offices remain open. All offices are expected to reopen for normal operations on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 8:30 AM.

Separately, The Town of St. George has reported a watermain break in their system that has resulted in the loss of water to the Kenneth F. Waggoner (KFW) Services Building located at 201 Johnston Street in St. George. The town’s Water Supervisor anticipates that water service will be restored no earlier than 4:00 PM today, Tuesday, May 21. Dorchester County Water and Sewer has dispatched a team to assist the Town of St. George with repairing the water line to restore water service. A boil water advisory will be issued by the town.

The loss of water service to the KFW Building has left the facility without functioning restrooms for the public and employees. This creates an unsanitary condition. As a result all offices located in the KFW Building will close at 1:00 PM, today, Tuesday, May 21. All offices are expected to reopen for normal operations on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 8:30 AM.

The County Courthouse is not impacted as it is on a separate water system that is served by Dorchester County Water Authority.

Dorchester County apologies in advance for any inconvenience these emergency closures may cause the citizens and business owners of Dorchester County.