Friday, August 12, 2022

9,000 gallons of sewage discharged in Shallotte

SHALLOTTE — A Brunswick County town had 9,000 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged on Wednesday for 30 minutes.

The Town of Shallotte said the leak took place at a force main located at 659 North Mulberry Road NW.

“The portion of untreated wastewater that was not recovered with pump trucks entered into Mulberry Creek in the Lumber River Basin,” a release noted.

Crews shut down the broken line to prevent any further release.

The Division of Emergency Management was notified and is reviewing the matter.


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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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