Sewer overflow warning issued in Little River

Sewer overflow warning issued in Little River

LITTLE RIVER, SC (WMBF) – The sustained rains and flooding is causing a sewage overflow event in Little River, according to the Little River Water and Sewerage Company and Horry County spokeswoman Lisa Bourcier.

Below is an important public notification from the company:

The Little River Water & Sewerage Company would like to inform area residents that under the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the utility is required to notify the public of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) event.

If you see a "KEEP OUT" sign(s) near a manhole these signs are marking a location(s) where a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) has happened or is ongoing with sewage or wastewater contaminating the street, ground, lawn, creek, stream, or river. Residents and citizens are asked to stay out of these sanitary sewer overflow areas as long as a sign(s) are posted. All persons, children, and pets should keep out of these sewage overflow areas and waters.

For more information, people can call 843-399-1888

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