A couple awoke early Tuesday morning to a loud rumbling noise coming from below in their Walnut Street home in Boiling Springs.
They went downstairs and found a large amount of water in their basement.
The water caused sinkholes around the property and across the street. A boil water alert was issued to more than 1200 customers in the area.
Flooding was an issue for many Boiling Springs residents: the elevator shaft at St. John Lutheran Church, whose membership includes handicapped churchgoers, was flooded. Fire crews were able to remove the water, and church officials say they expect the elevator will be fully operational.
Crews spent several hours looking for the source of the water main break. The line was repaired, but a boil water advisory will remain in effect for at least two to three days.
Officials said water tests will be conducted, and the results must be bacteria-free for two consecutive days before the advisory is lifted.