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Old 02-14-2012, 12:47 PM
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There is a letter to the editor in the newspaper today from Elizabeth Duda, Tega Cay Water Citizen Advisory Council.

She is asking the public to contact Gov. Nikki Haley, asking her to sign the "Chronic Sewage Overflow Bill" requiring repeat violators to fix their own problems. Sewage spills in S.C. go largely unchecked (ew!). This hurts water quality, creates health problems for people drinking and swimming in the water, and damages all our property values.

The bill, sitting on the governor's desk right now, institutes a systematic process for firms or municipalities to automatically fix the problem after detecting three significant spills in a 12-month period.

Governor Hailey's email addy:

It's the second letter on this page:
York County, SC | VOICE OF THE PEOPLE | Feb. 13, 2012 | The Herald - Rock Hill, SC (http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/02/13/3736961/voice-of-the-people.html#storylink=cpy - broken link)

Catawba/LakeWylie experiences sewage spills and everyone stands around looking at it ... not my fault ... not mine! This Bill really affects all of us that live around/near and depend on the Catawba River.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:45 PM
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I almost hate to ask this question, but are sewage overflows the main reason why Lake Wylie is oftentimes brown in color?
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:53 PM
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I don't know ... but I do know several years ago I was going to work earlier than usual and crossed a river bridge and backed in next to the river was one of those big tank trucks that drain septic tanks. No name on the truck and with the truck backed in I couldn't see the tag number. The guy had the hose laying in the river.

I called 911 and explained I thought a septic cleaning truck was dumping sewage into the river ... 911 operator said that wasn't an emergency!!!! OhhhhKayyyy who do I call ... she said try the Sheriff's office. I called the Sheriff's office ... not their problem either I needed to contact DHEC and they were probably closed that time of morning. I ask can you send a patrol car to take a look ... "yes we can but we can't do anything about it." He said "maybe the guy was just washing the hose out" ... sure he was.
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