Wastewater

Environment
4:36 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Tega Cay City Council Votes To Purchase Troubled Utility Company

A photo of a sewer system overflow on January 11, 2014 from one of Tega Cay Water Service's manholes into Lake Wylie. On March 7, 48,500 gallons of sewage burst from two manholes and a wasterwater treatment plant into Lake Wylie.
Credit Courtesy of the Tega Cay Water Citizens Advisory Council

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 the price tag is nearly $6 million.


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Environment
6:12 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

No Swim Advisory After Sewage Spills Into Lake Wylie

A photo of a sewer system overflow on January 11, 2014 from one of Tega Cay Water Service's manholes into Lake Wylie. On March 7, 48,500 gallons of sewage burst from two manholes and a wasterwater treatment plant into Lake Wylie.
Credit Courtesy of the Tega Cay Water Citizens Advisory Council

More than 48,000 gallons of raw sewage leaked into Lake Wylie on Friday. This is just two weeks after the EPA issued a notice of violation against the private sewage-treatment company for repeated sewage spills in Tega Cay, South Carolina.

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Sunday Headlines
9:47 am
Sun February 9, 2014

City Reports 2nd Case Of Illegal Chemical Dumping

There’s been another incident of illegal dumping into Charlotte’s waste water system. The city said in a statement at 4 o’clock this morning 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.  The illegal dumping is in the wastewater treatment system, and officials say it does NOT affect drinking water.

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Environment
5:54 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

S.C. Fines Tega Cay Water Services $136K For Sewage Spills

A photo of a sewer system overflow on January 11, 2014 at one of Tega Cay Water Service's wastewater treatment facilities.
Credit Courtesy of the Tega Cay Water Citizens Advisory Council

UPDATE: The city manager of Tega Cay says the city received an offer from the Tega Cay Water Service to acquire its assets for $7.86 million, according to a letter obtained by the Fort Mill Times. On Thursday, the city said it will propose a counter offer in the upcoming weeks. 

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.


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Environment
12:35 am
Thu October 3, 2013

PCB Worries Put SC Sludge Fertilizer On Hold

An illustration of the wastewater treatment process in Charlotte.
Credit Betsy Hill/Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department

There's a lot of sludge in South Carolina that's destined for landfills. That's because the sludge produced from some wastewater treatment plants has tested positive for PCBs.

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