Broken valve spills 4,200 gallons of wastewater in Echo Farms

NEW HANOVER COUNTY –– An estimated 4,200 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into a tributary of Barnards Creek Thursday.

CFPUA crews responded to the spill around 10:30 a.m. and halted it by 11:45 a.m. They were able to divert some wastewater from the site using pump-and-haul operations.

The spill was caused by a broken valve on a sewer main in the area near the 3800 block of Echo Farms Boulevard.



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