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.
Thousands of gallons of raw sewage spills into a Lancaster County creek. The unusual cause of the spill, at 5:30. pic.twitter.com/ly8SwR9NJ7
— Greg Suskin (@GSuskinWSOC9) May 10, 2016