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Update: Vandalism Creates Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Taylors

February 2, 2023

Vandalism Creates Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Taylors

GREENVILLE – Metropolitan Sewer Subdistrict (MetroConnects) is investigating a sanitary sewer overflow near 33 Randy Dr., Taylors, caused by vandalism.

MetroConnects responded to an overflowing manhole on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. MetroConnects’ crews worked overnight to remove rocks and several large boulders that had been thrown down into the manhole, causing the sewer line to become blocked. The manhole has been cleared and damages to the manhole and sewer line have been repaired.

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has been notified of the spill. Vandalism of sanitary sewer infrastructure is a criminal act; suspicious activity should be reported to Greenville Crime Stoppers at (864) 23-CRIME or (864) 232-7463.

Residents are encouraged to avoid contact with the water at Mountain Creek until testing is completed to confirm that bacteria levels have returned to normal.

This event did NOT affect MetroConnects’ ability to provide sewer service to the area and did NOT affect the drinking water.

Caution signs are being posted downstream of the spill and will remain posted for the next 10 days.

As a reminder, sanitary sewer systems are not trash cans. Sewer systems are not designed to accommodate anything other than human waste, toilet paper and used water (water from sinks,

showers, bathtubs, washing machines, dishwashers). When inappropriate items are flushed down the toilet, they clog sewer pipes and create backups that cost time and money to clear, as well as create possible environmental consequences affecting public health, the environment and water sources. Read more about how you can be a strong sewer steward!

For additional information, please call (864) 277-4442. Any updates will continue to be posted to www.metroconnects.org.