Tuesday, June 25, 2024

13K gallons of wastewater discharged near Southport

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Damage to a sanitary sewer force main caused the discharge of roughly 13,000 gallons of untreated wastewater near Southport on Monday.

The failure came after crews, working on a roadway project, struck a 2-inch air release valve on the force main at 4348 Southport Supply Rd.

Brunswick County Public Utilities noted in a release that county staff were alerted at 11 a.m. Monday and corrected the damage by 1:20 p.m.

“Based on the pipe size and time of discharged prior to isolation, it was determined that approximately 13,000 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged onto the ground surface,” according to the release. “The contractor utilized pumper trucks to recover the wastewater on-site and lime stabilized the affected areas as applicable.”

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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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