Thousands more gallons of sewage spill into Long Creek

Thousands more gallons of sewage spill into Long Creek

FOX 46 Web Staff | FOX 46

Another sewage spill sends thousands of gallons of sewage into the Catawba River and Lake Wylie.

This comes less than a week after an unprecedented spill sent millions of gallons of sewage pouring into Charlotte area waterways.

Officials lifted a no swim advisory Wednesday giving the all clear to get in the Catawba River and Lake Wylie after 27,000 gallons of sewage poured out of a broken pipe on Oakdale Road and into the waterway Sunday morning.

“There is a lot of water in the river and with dilution and time and flushing and especially with these sunny days that sunlight really helps to kill bacteria,” said Sam Perkins, the Catawba Riverkeeper…(Read the full story)

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