The city of Camden on Saturday afternoon lifted its water-boil advisory following a water main break Thursday that affected more than half of the city's residents.

The city and American Water, which operates most of Camden's system, said repairs have been completed and testing shows the water quality to be safe.

Before using water straight from faucets, the city urged residents to first run faucets for three to five minutes to flush out pipes, to empty and clean automatic ice makers, and to drain and refill hot water heaters if the temperature is set below 113 degrees Fahrenheit, among other precautions.

Residents with questions can contact American Water during business hours at 856-635-1496 or visit the American Water website at for further information.

- Julie Shaw