City of Columbia issues sewer overflow alert near Brickyard

jmonk@thestate.comDecember 29, 2013 

— Above average rainfall has led to a sewerage overflow in the area around the 5000 block of Brickyard Road where it intersects with the 1400 block of Peeples Street in Richland County.

An alert was issued around noon Sunday and is still in effect, according to a press release issued by city officials.

The overflows were entering Crane Creek, which flows into the Broad River, the press release said.

The area the overflow happened is just north of north Columbia city limits and I-20, and about a mile south of Columbia International University. The spill is about 3,000 feet east of the Broad River, which flows into the Congaree River near the city’s Vista section.

The press release gave no estimate of how much polluted water may be discharged into Crane Creek or when the problem may be fixed.

Reach Monk at (803) 771-8344.

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