But John Dervay, Tega Cay's code enforcement officer, said there have been problems with silt fences for years.
One of the fences that had been cut, the one near the Beach Club
, had just been repaired last week, Dervay
is not convinced that the damage is being done intentionally.
"When you look at them, it's probably cut by fishermen," Dervay
said."At night you can't really see them too well.It could be a boat running over it and cutting it with its propeller, and the fisherman doesn't even know it."
To really know who is causing the damage and whether it's an accident, Dervay
would have to catch the person in the act.Tega Cay
does not have enough police officers to have someone watch the fences 24 hours a day, he
Keep your eyes open
See a damaged silt fence on Lake Wylie or someone in the act of damaging one?Call John Dervay
or Steve Wilson at 548-3512, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.