TEGA CAY, S.C. -- The City Manager of Tega Cay, Charles Funderburk, wants advice from an attorney and an engineer after an estimated 100,000 gallon sewage spill forced swimming to be banned in one Lake Wylie cove this week.
The leak happened at a treatment plant off of Marquesas Drive.
Tega Cay Water Service, owned by Utilities Inc., blamed the problem on a weekend of heavy rain.
Funderburk said he wants advice on what action, if any, the city might take.
"So we are going to get ahead of it as much as we can and be looking to see what options we may have," said Funderburk.
After some half-dozen sewage leaks just this year, residents were glad to hear that the city was taking action.
Tom Griffin has lived in Tega Cay since 1975 and grows more worried about the future if something isn't done.
"The lake is going to be ruined. Property values will go down and we will all lose a lot of money," he said.
Utilities Inc. did not respond to a request for comment Thursday.
NBC Charlotte has learned that the Tega Cay city council might take up the question of what to do about Utilities Inc. at a meeting later this month.