The town of Lexington, which has had five major sewage spills in the past six months, is asking for the public’s help in finding leaks early.
The town has set up a telephone hot line, (803) 957-6367, for people to report when they smell foul odors around sewer lines or manhole covers.
Town officials encourage people “if you smell it, tell it.”
Lexington’s water and sewer system has reported five spills of more than 5,000 gallons to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control in the past six months, including a 103,000-gallon spill July 24 into Twelve Mile Creek near U.S. 378. That spill was first brought to the town’s attention because of an odor complaint, according to a news release.