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Untreated water discharge in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Recent rains that aided in settling the roadway near Carolina Shores, N.C., led to an 8-inch sewer force main failure, according to Brunswick County Public Utilities. As a result, untreated wastewater near 551 Calabash Road was discharged.

The sewer force main failed as it crossed a roadway drainage pipe and sanitary sewer leaked around midnight on Feb. 25; it was discovered at approximately 12:45 p.m. and isolated. The utility company completed its repair and had it back in service three hours later, around 4 p.m.

The break resulted in approximately 150,000 to 170,000 gallons being discharged, which flowed to the Caw Caw Drainage, a tributary to the Waccamaw River.

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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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