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2016 Sewer Spill Report

For the last four years we have compiled and analyzed data from DHEC's sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) database to produce a report on the previous year's sewer spills. In 2016 there were 184 reported sewer spills resulting in more than 2.4 million gallons of sewage spilled in the Congaree Riverkeeper jurisdictional area.

2016 Sewer Spill Summary

2014 Sewer Spill Report

Sewer Spills, also called Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are a major water quality concern in the Midlands.  Sewer Spills can result in serious risks to both public health and the overall health of our rivers.  Below is an analysis of all of the SSOs that were reported to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) in 2014.

Dirty Half Dozen List Update

In April of this year Congaree Riverkeeper published our first Dirty Half Dozen List identifying what we believe to be the six worst permitted polluters in our area.  Since publishing the list there has been significant progress on bringing several of these polluters back into compliance.  Below is an update on the top four polluters from our list.

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