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March 12, 2014

Sewage spill in River Hills reaches Lake Wylie

A sewage spill estimated at less than 3,000 gallons reached Lake Wylie on Tuesday, according to Carolina Water Service.

Carolina Water Service warned River Hills on Tuesday to avoid contact with the lake until further notice, following a wastewater spill that reached Lake Wylie.

Carolina Water put out a phone message to residents Tuesday stating the state health department was notified and that no swimming signs have been posted. The message asked residents to “avoid contact with the lake in this area until further notice.”

The spill resulted from a sewer main blockage. A manhole behind 8 Hickory Ridge Court released what the utility estimates at less than 3,000 gallons of wastewater. Impacted areas include Oak Leaf, Catawba Ridge and Pine Point roads, Fairway Ridge, Timberidge Drive, Hickory Ridge Court and Hickory Nut Lane.

According to a public notice from the utility, the spill began at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and lasted until 6 p.m. The spill “drained into a wet weather creek that empties into Lake Wylie,” according to the notice. Lime was applied to sanitize the impacted area.

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