Lake Wylie leaders to discuss sewage spills Monday night

by: Stephanie Coueignoux Updated:


LAKE WYLIE, S.C. - Lake Wylie town leaders plan to talk about recent sewage spills Monday, and how to prevent them in the future.

Channel 9 has been following the issues there for months -- this isn't just a water issue, it's a health and safety issue.

The Environmental Protection Agency says in the last year, at least 27 separate times raw sewage has been dumped into Lake Wylie.

The E.P.A found out about the spills in December, after officials went to inspect wastewater treatment plants run by Tega Cay Water Service. They found faulty equipment and discovered more than 400,000 gallons of raw sewage had spilled into Tega Cay.

On Feb. 3, the water service pledged to find a temporary solution within 30 days. The company has nine days left to come up with a plan.

The Lake Wylie Marine Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in Charlotte to discuss the issue.