Tuesday, June 25, 2024

14K gallons untreated wastewater leaked in Brunswick County

A failed force main at a Southport Water Treatment Plant has led to 14,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilling into a tributary of Beaverdam Swamp, part of Beaverdam Creek. (Courtesy Google Maps)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A failed force main at a Southport Water Treatment Plant has led to 14,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilling into a tributary of Beaverdam Swamp, part of Beaverdam Creek. 

Brunswick County Public Utilities reported the discharge due to a 4-inch force main failure, caused by a split, at 211 Water Treatment Plant.

Utilities staff were alerted at 8:20 a.m. and the repair was completed by 11 a.m.

According to a release, “staff utilized pumper trucks to recover remaining wastewater on-site and lime stabilized the affected areas as applicable.”

There are no recommended actions for the public at this time.


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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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