- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) - Residents on the Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island are being asked to conserve water after a water main beneath Charleston Harbor broke.

A release from the Isle of Palms Water and Sewer Commission says the break was discovered Wednesday night in a 20-inch main that crosses the harbor from James Island. The main supplements water supplies on the islands.

The commission is using a reverse osmosis plant and a standby well to keep residents of the islands northeast of Charleston supplied with water. But people are being asked not to do any outside watering and to conserve water use inside until the repairs are made.

It’s not known how long that will be or what caused the leak. The main was installed almost 20 years ago.

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