Rains cause 2 sewerage overflows south of Columbia

July 6, 2013 

Small blue markers indicate approximate locations of wastewater overflows caused by recent heavy rainfall.


— The city of Columbia is experiencing treated sewage overflows along Coatesdale Road and 7743 Garners Ferry Road in Richland County.

The city’s Wastewater Maintenance Division identified the overflow along Coastesdale, near Veterans Road and I-77, at 8 p.m. Friday. The overflow at 7743 Garners Ferry Road was discovered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Wet weather conditions led to the overflows, which entered Reeder Point Branch through unnamed tributaries. Reeder Point Branch leads to Mill Creek, which connects to the Congaree River.

Residents with questions are asked to call (803) 545-3300.

Map: Locations of two sewer overflows

View Sewage overflows caused by wet weather in a larger map

From staff reports

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