Friday, January 27, 2023

Up to 1,200 gallons untreated wastewater discharged in Brunswick

Brunswick County Public Utilities is reporting between 1,000 and 1,200 gallons were discharged in Shingletree Swamp, part of the Waccamaw River basin.

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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Shea Carver
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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