A major Mecklenburg County sewage spill into Long Creek occurred after a tree fell and hit a sewer line. The spill could be up to a million gallons and is causing the City of Rock Hill to take precautions.
According to the City of Rock Hill they have increased disinfection feed rates at both the water intake and plant as a precaution. The city is also watching bacteria levels on source water before the intake to determine if there is an effect from the spill and will adjust treatment if needed. Drinking water remains safe and their are no boil water advisories issued.
According to Channel 9’s Greg Suskin the Catawba Riverkeeper is concerned that the water intakes for the Belmont area are near that part of Long Creek. SC DHEC is also monitoring the spill because water intakes for the city of Rock Hill on the Catawba are down river.