Wednesday, March 27, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC: Large amount of sewage spills into Crane Creek | Local News | The State

Heavy rains apparently allowed runoff to seep into a sewer line and overwhelm the wastewater collection system, causing sewage to spill from a manhole and into the creek, Columbia utilities director Joey Jaco said Tuesday. City inspectors discovered the leak Sunday at about 11:40 a.m. The area has had a history of sewer spills and signs are posted warning the public, Jaco said. The leak occurred at 5801 Brickyard Road in northeast Columbia.
“This is definitely the biggest spill we have had recently,’’ Jaco said.

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