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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 12, 2010

DHEC responding to sewer overflow in Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The public should avoid contact with the water of Gilder Creek in Mauldin due to a sanitary sewer overflow that has entered the creek, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today.

According to information that DHEC has gathered, wastewater entered the creek as a result of a line break near the Forrester Woods subdivision. The City of Mauldin responded to the spill and has initiated repairs and clean-up activities.

DHEC has posted warning signs along the affected area of the creek. The signs will stay in place until water quality improves.

Residents should avoid contact with waters around and downstream of the overflow. Pets should also be kept away from waters around and downstream of the overflow.

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For more information:
Adam Myrick - (803) 898-3884
E-mail - myrickar@dhec.sc.gov