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Tybee Mayor gives the All Clear for visitors as tests come back negative

It's been several days now since a second sewer main break on Tybee Island, sending raw sewage out into the Back River. A worrisome prospect for those who use the river and beach goers too. But now it appears that clean up efforts and natural processes have had a positive effect.

 During an interview with Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman, WSAV News Three was told that tests for fecal contamination of the river water have come back negative, and that there are also no restrictions for swimmers who want to get out and enjoy the surf and sand.

The Mayor also told us that repairs to the broken sewer main continue. A quick visit to the site of the break confirmed this for us as well. Mayor Buelterman says the old line is being replaced by new sections which are composed of modern PVC piping. He says such repairs will be necessary from time to time, and that the city is aware of this and is ready to make whatever future repairs might be necessary.

Again, there are no restrictions on river or beach use at Tybee Island. For more on this story, join us for WSAV News 3 on the air, and WSAV.com online.

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