No-Swim Advisory Issued For Charleston After Release of 9K Gallons of Sewage

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A no-swim advisory has been issued for Charleston Harbor following a significant pipe failure at the Plum Island Waste Water Treatment plant, leading to the release of over 9,000 gallons of wastewater into the harbor.

The sewer overflow has resulted in 9,950 gallons of wastewater entering Charleston Harbor, as confirmed by Charleston Water System.

Sampling and bacteria testing will be conducted in Charleston Harbor to assess the water quality.

The public is advised to steer clear of the affected area until bacteria levels normalize. It is recommended that individuals avoid swimming in the waterway until sampling confirms the return of normal bacteria levels.

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