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City of Columbia issues sewer overflow notice

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)

The City of Columbia has issued a sewer overflow notice to water customers near the Broad River due to the rain.

The residents affected are those in the 5000 block of Brickyard Road and the 1400 block of Peeples Street in the north part of the city.

The City of Columbia Wastewater Maintenance Division identified the Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) around noon Sunday, the city said.

Wet weather conditions in the area led to the overflows in the gravity sewer system. The overflows entered Crane Creek which flows into the Broad River, the city said.

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that there are at least 23,000 - 75,000 SSOs per year. The untreated sewage from these overflows can contaminate our waters, causing serious water quality problems. It can also back-up into basements, causing property damage and threatening public health.

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