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8,000 gallon wastewater overflow in Lancaster

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LANCASTER, SC (WBTV) -

Crews responded to an 8,000 gallon wastewater overflow in Lancaster Sunday.

According to Charlotte Water, the overflow happened in the 16000 block of Lancaster Highway. 

An estimated 8,128 gallons of wastewater reached a pump station in the Catawba River Watershed. The overflow was caused by a valve vibrating loose.

“A majority of wastewater overflows can be prevented with your help,” said Cam Coley, spokesperson at Charlotte Water. “Anything put in plumbing or a manhole can cause wastewater overflows, spilling raw sewage into your street, your creek or even inside your own home. Even products labeled as ‘flushable’ do not breakdown in the sewer system and can contribute to clogging.”

No further information was released.

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