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Notification of Wastewater Spill in Horry County, South Carolina

May 11, 2023

MYRTLE BEACH, SC, May 11, 2023 – Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority announced
today that due to a pipeline failure, located southeast of the intersection of Socastee
Boulevard (Highway 707) and Brandymill Boulevard in the Socastee community, a wastewater
spill occurred. GSWSA was notified of the overflow on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.
The wastewater spill flowed into Racoon Run drainage ditch that flows into the Atlantic
Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW). The drainage ditch has been temporarily blocked to prevent
the overflow from reaching the waterway. The pipeline leak has been isolated and repaired.
Mitigation efforts are underway to reclaim the spilled wastewater at the affected area. The
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) was notified of the
event. For more information, please contact GSWSA at (843) 443-8251.

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