Sewage leaks into Lake Murray

April 16, 2014 

Boaters and boat watchers pose for photos June 29, 2013, at the SCE&G park and boat landing near the Lake Murray dam. Hundreds of boats lined up to be judged as part of the annual boat parade on Lake Murray.

ROB THOMPSON — rthompson@thestate.com Buy Photo

— A sewer main break resulted in a ‘undetermined’ amount of sewage leaking into Lake Murray, Lexington town officials said.

The spill, which happened about 4 p.m. Tuesday as a crew hired by state transportation officials was taking soil samples, was stopped within an hour.

There is no estimate on how much leaked out, but the main is in an area served by less than 500 customers, Town Administrator Britt Poole said Thursday.

The break occurred near US 378 at Horse Creek Bridge. The South Carolina Department of Environmental Control has been informed of the leak and water samples have been taken for testing.

-- Rachael Myers Lowe and Tim Flach

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