Kure Beach experiences wastewater spill

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Water gushing out of a manhole at H Avenue and Fort Fisher Boulevard in Kure Beach on Monday. Photo by Hannah Leyva.
Water gushing out of a manhole at H Avenue and Fort Fisher Boulevard in Kure Beach on Monday. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Kure Beach had a discharge of untreated wastewater totaling around 30,000 gallons caused by the heavy rains that hit the area on Sunday.

According to a news release, about 25,000 gallons were discharged at the intersection of H Avenue and Fort Fisher Boulevard South and about 5,000 gallons flowed into the 100 block of K Avenue on Oct. 4. All the untreated wastewater was discharged into the Atlantic Ocean.

A town official said in a news release the pump at H Avenue was fixed and put back into service within two hours. According to the release, it took several hours to contain the sewer discharge due to the severity of the storm.

The Town of Carolina Beach also experienced untreated wastewater flowing into the Myrtle Grove Sound. Officials there said about 4,500 gallons of sewage went into the sound, but there was a possibility some of the wastewater went into Carolina Beach Lake. Click here to read more.

The Division of Water Resources has been notified and is reviewing the matter. Residents seeking more information can contact Kure Beach’s public works department at (910) 458-5816.