Broken pipe dumps waste water into Intracoastal Waterway near county boat landing

Sun News file photo of Intracoastal Waterway
Sun News file photo of Intracoastal Waterway

Between 3,000 and 4,000 gallons of waste water were spilled in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Rosewood Boat Landing Sunday morning after a pipe burst in Socastee.

The pipe broke in Rosewood Estates around 9:30 a.m. The water flowed down Peachwood Court and into the waterway, according to a press release from the Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority.

David Strickland, chief of field operations, said the pipe was repaired by noon the same day.

Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority is testing the water for elevated levels of bacteria, and is working with the South Carolina Department of Environmental Control to monitor the samples.

Myrtle Beach officials inspect a sewer pipe. In May, a 40-year-old pipe burst, spilling 105,000 gallons of sewage into Withers Swash.

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