Sunday, February 25, 2024

Sewer overflows into Whiskey Creek

WILMINGTON — Untreated wastewater leaked into Whiskey Creek during a sanitary sewer overflow Sunday.

A local resident reported a broken sewage line in the 4200 block of Whitehurst Drive, behind a CFPUA pump station, around 9:30 p.m. A crew was able to stop the spill by about 10:50 p.m., according to a news release.

Crews managed to retract some of this wastewater using pump-and-haul operations to prevent further leakage.

“These efforts are ongoing and repairs to the broken sewer line are underway,” according to CFPUA.

The results of an ongoing assessment estimate less than 10,000 gallons went into the creek.

CFPUA reported the overflow to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and is sampling surface waters to assess the water quality.

Have tips or comments? Email

Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

Related Articles