Mt. Pleasant Waterworks urges customers to limit water usage, stay away from ponds

Provided:{}Heavy Rains and Major Wastewater Force Main Break Stress Wastewater SystemMount Pleasant, S.C. - Mount Pleasant residents should limit the use of the wastewater system including flushing the toilet and running the water for prolonged periods.{} Limiting use of the system will reduce the possibility of wastewater/sewage overflows or spillage. {}Residents are urged to report any indications of a wastewater/sewage spill.{} If you see any evidence of a sewage/wastewater spill such as an overflow from a manhole please call the Mount Pleasant Waterworks' Emergency Answering Service at 884-9626. {}During this afternoon's rainfall, a 20" diameter wastewater force main ruptured at Long Grove Drive and Rifle Range Road. It is anticipated the repair will be approximately eight to ten hours.{} Normal wastewater system use can resume tomorrow.

Mount Pleasant residents are also being asked to avoid contact with water in drainage ditches on Rifle Range Road (near Seaside Farms); ponds adjacent to and in Seaside Farms; Inlet Swinton; Hamlin Creek; and Gray Bay north/west of the Intracoastal Waterway.

This message is being issued as a precautionary measure. Mount Pleasant Waterworks, along with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, are {}monitoring the situation.{}

Mount Pleasant Waterworks' crews are continuing to make repairs to the wastewater forcemain that ruptured.