GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The Metropolitan Sewer Subdistrict (MetroConnects) said vandalism caused a sanitary sewer overflow Wednesday in Taylors.

Crews responded to an overflowing manhole near 33 Randy Drive in Taylors.

After further investigation, crews found rocks and several large boulders that had been thrown down into the manhole, causing the sewer line to become blocked.

Officials said the manhole has been cleared and damages to the manhole and sewer line have been repaired.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has been notified about the spill.

Residents are encouraged to avoid the water near Mountain Creek until it can be tested to confirm if the bacteria levels have returned to normal.

Vandalism of sanitary sewer infrastructure is a criminal act; suspicious activity should be
reported to Greenville Crime Stoppers at (864) 23-CRIME or (864) 232-7463.