Friday, September 30, 2022

3,000-plus gallons of untreated wastewater discharge in Brunswick County

An estimated 3,000-5,000 gallons of untreated wastewater reached a tributary in Navassa in Brunswick County. (Port City Daily/File)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Around 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of untreated wastewater reached a tributary of Cartwheel Branch near the Cape Fear River basin, according to Brunswick County Public Utilities.

The spill took place after a 4-inch sewer main in Navassa, near 10480 Royster Rd., was struck by a utility contractor Monday around 5:30 p.m. County staff arrived by 6:35 p.m. to investigate the failure, and isolated the sewer main by 8:30 p.m., according to a release from public utilities.

“Staff utilized vacuum trucks to recover considerable volume of the discharged waste and lime stabilized the affected site,” the release noted.

By 10 p.m., the repair was completed.

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Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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