An Easter weekend spill has Tega Cay Water Service warning residents to avoid contact with Lake Wylie.
On April 20, the utility sent a phone message to residents describing an estimated 300-gallon spill at 2141 Manawa Lane. A public notice describes a spill lasting almost two hours on Easter Sunday.
“A manhole on Manawa Lane has overflowed and drained into the cove between Point Clear Drive and Marquesas Avenue,” the phone message stated. The state health department “has been notified. We will be placing No Swimming signs in the affected area and ask that you avoid contact with the lake until further notice.”
Tom Oakley with Tega Cay Water Service said heavy rains contributed to the system malfunction.
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The city is in the process of trying to acquire the utility. Various complaints by residents about hundreds of thousands of gallons of wastewater spilled into the lake in the past prompted the city to act earlier this year.