Officials warn of sewer overflow near Coosaw Creek

Officials warn of sewer overflow near Coosaw Creek

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Dorchester County officials are urging people to avoid contact with water from Coosaw Creek while they test for possible sewage contamination.

The county's Water and Sewer Department experienced a sanitary sewer overflow Monday near the intersection of Patriot Boulevard and Appian Way in North Charleston, agency director Larry Harper said.

The repair will likely take several hours because of the remote location of the broken line.

Harper said raw sewage entered ditches along the sanitary sewer easement located adjacent to Coosaw Creek. Because of the close proximity to the creek, officials are warning people to avoid contact with the water.

Samples will be taken from the creek to determine the best course of action to reduce the impact to the creek, Harper said. The area of the spill will be cleaned and disinfected and the state Department of Health and Environmental Control has been notified.

For further information, please contact the Water and Sewer Department at (843) 832-0075.

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