Wastewater http://wfae.org en Tega Cay City Council Votes To Purchase Troubled Utility Company http://wfae.org/post/tega-cay-city-council-votes-purchase-troubled-utility-company <p>On Tuesday night, the Tega Cay city council voted to purchase private sewage-treatment plants that have been regularly polluting Lake Wylie in York County, South Carolina with raw sewage – and t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he price tag is nearly $6&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">million</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:36:28 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 48681 at http://wfae.org Tega Cay City Council Votes To Purchase Troubled Utility Company No Swim Advisory After Sewage Spills Into Lake Wylie http://wfae.org/post/no-swim-advisory-after-sewage-spills-lake-wylie <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 48,000 gallons of raw sewage leaked into Lake Wylie on Friday. This is just two weeks after the </span><a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/6fad22bdbba1ba0485257c85005cd361!OpenDocument" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">EPA issued a notice of violation </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">against the private sewage-treatment company for repeated sewage spills in </span>Tega<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Cay, South Carolina.</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:12:27 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46645 at http://wfae.org No Swim Advisory After Sewage Spills Into Lake Wylie City Reports 2nd Case Of Illegal Chemical Dumping http://wfae.org/post/city-reports-2nd-case-illegal-chemical-dumping <p>There’s been another incident of illegal dumping into Charlotte’s waste water system. The city said in <a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/Newsroom/newsarchive/Pages/CityStatementOnSecondIllegalDumping.aspx" target="_blank">a statement at 4 o’clock this morning </a>that more of a potentially cancer-causing chemical called PCBs has been found, this time in the Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, off Tyvola Road. &nbsp;The illegal dumping is in the wastewater treatment system, and officials say it does NOT affect drinking water.</p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 14:47:27 +0000 David Boraks 44692 at http://wfae.org S.C. Fines Tega Cay Water Services $136K For Sewage Spills http://wfae.org/post/sc-fines-tega-cay-water-services-136k-sewage-spills <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city manager of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tega</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Cay says the city received an offer from the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tega</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Cay Water Service to acquire its assets for $7.86 million, according to a letter obtained by the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2014/02/06/3268842/utilitys-opening-bid-to-tega-cay.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><em>Fort Mill Times</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. On Thursday, the city said it will propose a counter offer in the upcoming weeks.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control has fined a sewage-treatment company $136,000 for repeated sewage leaks, many of them, into Lake Wylie.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:54:34 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 44438 at http://wfae.org S.C. Fines Tega Cay Water Services $136K For Sewage Spills PCB Worries Put SC Sludge Fertilizer On Hold http://wfae.org/post/pcb-worries-put-sc-sludge-fertilizer-hold <p>There&#39;s a lot of sludge in South Carolina that&#39;s destined for landfills.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That&#39;s because the sludge produced from some wastewater treatment plants has tested positive for PCBs.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 04:35:30 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 36522 at http://wfae.org PCB Worries Put SC Sludge Fertilizer On Hold