Friday, September 30, 2022

Untreated wastewater discharged near Ocean Isle

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The failure of a sewer main has resulted in untreated wastewater discharging into a tributary of the Shallotte River.

Approximately 2,000 gallons reached the Saw Pit Swamp when a 3-inch sewer force main failed near 611 Dartmoor Way in Ocean Ridge Plantation. The area is unincorporated and located near Ocean Isle Beach.

The leak began around 2 p.m. on July 4, according to a press release from Brunswick County Public Utilities.

Repairs were made within two hours and completed by 4 p.m.

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Shea Carver
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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