Broken pipe spills jail sewage into Anderson City Hall

Broken pipe spills jail sewage into Anderson City Hall

ANDERSON, SC (WYFF) - A broken pipe sent work crews into action to clean up a sewage spill inside Anderson City Hall.

Officials said the sewer line broke on the second story where the city jail is located at about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Anderson City Manager John Moore said when the 3-inch sewer line broke, sewage went through the ceiling tiles into Judge Ken Mattison's office and the office of his assistant.

Computers, file cabinets, desks, the carpet and more were covered in sewage and will need to be replaced, officials said.

The city manager's, finance department and information technology offices were evacuated Monday afternoon because of the smell from the shared ventilation system.

Some paperwork was lost and officials are still accessing damage to computers, etc.

The building was being disinfected Tuesday and carpet was being ripped up.

Court was held in council chambers Tuesday morning and will continue on a limited basis.

Crews worked through the night to clean up the mess, and the sewer line that was damaged has now been repaired

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