NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Dorchester County Water and Sewer Department say crews are working to repair a line following a sanitary sewer overflow on Friday at the intersection of Dorchester Road and Wescott Boulevard in North Charleston.
According to Dorchester officials, the overflow was due to a breach in a sanitary sewer line.
Dorchester County personnel are on site and working to repair the line. Due to the depth of the line, the repair will take several hours.
Raw sewage has entered the storm drain system including ditches at Wescott Blvd. and Avana at Wescott Plantation as well as the retention ponds located near the Harris Teeter and Fort Dorchester Elementary School.
As a precautionary measure, Dorchester County advises residents to avoid contact with water in ditches, storm drains and retention ponds in this area. The area of the sanitary sewer overflow will be cleaned and disinfected to minimize any public health threat from this incident.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) was notified and has been on site.