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DHEC: Advisory lifted, Half Mile Lake safe again after sewer overflow

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Test results confirm that bacteria levels have subsided to safe levels again after a sewer overflow into a Greenville County lake, according to health officials.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control said they collected a second round of water samples on Tuesday, showing bacteria levels are back below the acceptable limit in Half Mile Lake.

On Friday, the department said it had discovered a sanitary sewer system overflow near the Half-Mile Lake subdivision on State Park Road in Greenville.

The overflow sent approximately 4,000 gallons of untreated waste water into a tributary which feeds into Half-Mile Lake, DHEC said.

DHEC said advisory signs were removed as there is no longer a public health threat.

DHEC said a clogged sewer collection line caused the overflow.

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