DHEC is asking the public to avoid contact with water at a section of the Great Pee Dee River. According to information being released by DHEC, untreated wastewater has spilled into the River at Mohawk Industries.
Adam Myrick, DHEC spokesman explains;
The heavy rainfall contributed to a dike being breached on the property of the facility of Mohawk industries on Marlboro Road in Marlboro County and that has led to this spill.
Myrick says signs are being posted in the area, but asks that everyone help with spreading the word.
We’re recommending avoiding any direct contact with the water of the Great Pee Dee between what’s known as Tom Blue’s Landing in Marlboro County all the way down to as an end point to Highway 34 where it crosses there at the Darlington County, Marlboro County line.
DHEC says that residents should also keep pets away from this section of the Pee Dee River until further notice.