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West Columbia water/sewer crews work swiftly to repair sewer pump after accidental discharge into Sa

West Columbia, SC – (January 21, 2018 at 4:20 PM) – The City of West Columbia released a statement following an accidental spill of untreated sewage into the Saluda River Sunday afternoon. According to the city's press release, the sewer spill was caused by a malfunctioning pump.

In the statement, City Spokesperson Anna Hoffman said, "The City of West Columbia's Water and Sewer Department responded swiftly and appropriately to repair a pump that experienced a mechanical failure on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Before the repair was completed, some sewer discharge went into the Saluda River. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control was notified. The City will continue to monitor the situation closely."

DHEC has not issued any advisories regarding the Lower Saluda as a result of this inadvertent release.

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