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Sanitary Sewer Overflow
On Wednesday, September 21 a sanitary sewer overflow occurred within the Town’s Wastewater Collection System. The spill was not of magnitude to cause immediate danger to human health or the environment.
“We received approximately four inches of rain yesterday,” said Jamie Johnson, Field Operations Supervisor. “Due to the large amount of rainfall within the short time frame, the sanitary sewer system was unable to handle the flow from rising creeks and streams.”
The overflow occurred off Golf Course Drive between 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. with an estimated 4,400 gallons entering Reeds Creek. “The Town is dedicated to eliminating sources of inflow and infiltration from our sanitary sewer and has a crew assigned to locate and eliminate inflow and infiltration on a daily basis,” said Ryan Rase, Executive Director of Public Services & Operations. The overflow has been reported to the North Carolina Division of Water Quality. No additional action is necessary.