Federal environmental regulators say a York County utility violated federal law when hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated sewage overflowed into nearby waterways.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it had issued a Notice of Violation to Utilities Inc., which owns Tega Cay Water Services in village of Tega Cay.
The notice came after EPA and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) officials inspected the system in December. The EPA notice states the utility had at least 27 overflows last year, dumping out more than 446,000 gallons of untreated sewage.
No fines have been issued, but the notice requires Tega Cay to follow DHEC-ordered fixes that were issued on February 3.
The EPA says it will monitor progress and repairs over the next two years.