BRUNSWICK COUNTY — On Saturday thousands of gallons of wastewater reached a tributary near Carolina Shores, North Carolina.
Brunswick County Public Utilities is reporting between 1,000 and 1,200 gallons were discharged in Shingletree Swamp, part of the Waccamaw River basin.
The incident occurred due to a split 6-inch force main near the intersection of Slippery Rock Way and Carolina Shores Boulevard in The Farm at Brunswick. The split was caused by debris (concrete “rip rap”) buried during construction, a press release noted.
The incident was reported to staff by 4:52 p.m., with the repair completed by 9:45 p.m.
Untreated wastewater onsite was vacuumed with a truck with lime used to stabilize the affected areas.
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