As temperatures rose into the mid-90s Thursday, some Camden neighborhoods west of the Cooper River had little or no running water, due to the number of opened fire hydrants.
Because of the low flow, the city advised residents in affected neighborhoods to boil water or use bottled water until further notice.
Low pressure "creates a danger for the entire community," said Rich Henning, a spokesman for United Water, which serves Camden. "The gravest danger is that there is not enough water for firefighters to fulfill their obligation to protect the public from fires."
Sheila Roberts, president of the Cooper Landing Civic Association, said that when she walked into her home just before 5 p.m., "barely any" water was coming out of her faucet.