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Mount Pleasant, SC (August 28, 2017) – As heavy rain and high winds are anticipated to impact Mount Pleasant, personnel at Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW) are ready to respond to customer needs. “While we do not anticipate impact to our drinking water system, heavy rain and high winds often create power outages that impact our wastewater pumping stations,” said Community Engagement and Communications Director Dionna Ebeling.
If the power is out at your home it is likely MPW pump stations are without power. Please minimize toilet flushing or excessive water use until the power is restored. If you see water bubbling out of manholes or have a sewer back up, please call MPW at (843) 884-9626.
Please keep children and animals away from overflows that may have occurred. MPW asks that customers notremove sewer clean-out caps to allow water to drain. This creates an extra burden on the wastewater system and could increase the chance of sewer overflows.
MPW has an in depth Emergency Management Plan to address these types of situations and all employees are trained regularly and are prepared to respond.
Customers can receive updates during any event on MPW’s website, or by following MPW on Facebook and Twitter, and joining your community’s Nextdoor account. Information and updates will be provided as needed.