CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. -- A water advisory has been issued for Pageland after a contractor accidentally hit one of the town's main water lines.

A town representative told NBC Charlotte that the advisory is both part of the protocol when a main water line breaks and is precautionary. Officials are waiting on the water's test results to come in before lifting the advisory. They said they expect the results to be in some time Tuesday.

In the meantime, the advisory urges Pageland residents to boil water before consumption.

"Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice," Pageland officials said in a release. "Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in water."