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Sewage spill reported in Greer

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Monday, September 11, 2017

Sewage was spilled Sunday onto the ground at the Pelham Falls No. 2 pump station located across from 117 Shoals Road in Greer, in the Pelham Falls subdivision.

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) reported its crews found that a construction contractor’s bypass discharge line had burst and was allowing wastewater to flow into Rock Creek, a tributary of the Enoree River.

The discharge was stopped by 4:25 p.m., and bypass pumping operations were restored shortly after 5 p.m., according to ReWa. The cleanup was reportedly completed by 7:30 p.m.

ReWa has initiated bacteriological testing of the stream, and will continue testing in order to confirm that the bacteria levels have returned to normal. Human contact with Rock Creek and the Enoree River in this area should be avoided until bacteria are confirmed to be at normal levels.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) was notified of the spill, and downstream water intake facilities were notified in accordance with protocol.

 

 

 

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