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PVC Pipe Break: Indian Land, South Carolina

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A PVC pipe break in Indian Land, SC, sent about 3,500 gallons of raw sewage into a creek, turning the water “nearly black” and leaving a foul odor that wafted for days. A spokesman for the area water and sewer district said the pipe was installed wrong, being “laid against a rock instead of in soft soil.” It took just 15 years for the PVC to break under the pressure.