TEGA CAY, S.C. -- The city of Tega Cay took a big step Monday night toward eventually ending sewage spills and water leaks in its aging system of pipes.
City Attorney James Sheedy told the City Council that the city has started acquisition talks with Utilities Inc., the company which owns and operates the system. Sheedy said there will be comprehensive engineering studies done as well as an analysis of the financial impact before any final decision is made.
“It is not a quick, effortless, inexpensive undertaking like buying a tube of toothpaste at your CVS,” Sheery told the council.
Since the first of the year there have been some 30 spills and leaks of raw sewage, some of which went into Lake Wylie. Resident Linda Stevenson, who helped form a group of neighbors to try to stop the leaks, said she was extremely happy that some steps are finally being taken.
“They may be baby steps but there are steps being taken and that is the positive thing about it,” Stevenson said.
There were talks years ago between the city and Utilities Inc. but because of financial concerns no deal was ever completed.