Heavy rain causes sewage leak into Anderson Co. creek

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ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – Officials with Anderson County Wastewater say heavy rains washed out a sewer main, causing wastewater to leak into Hembree Creek.

The break happened in the Stonewall Woods Subdivision near Phil Watson Road when an 8-inch main washed out Sunday afternoon.


Officials say it’s not known how much wastewater spilled into the stream.

The state Department of Health and Environmental Control has been notified. Meanwhile, crews are making repairs.

Anderson County Wastewater said staff will test samples near the spill site.

Anderson Regional Water will also perform testing of their water intake.

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