Monday, March 4, 2024

14,000 gallons untreated wastewater discharged into Shallotte River

Google Maps aerial of Shallotte River. (File)

SHALLOTTE — On Saturday evening, around 14,000 gallons of untreated wastewater entered into the Shallotte River, according to a release from the Town of Shallotte.

The discharge, which leaked for two hours, came from a force main located at the intersection of Wall and Main streets. According to the town, the untreated wastewater entered into the Shallotte River in the Lumber River Basin.

A broken line, from which the discharge was located, was repaired immediately, and the Division of Emergency Management was notified Sunday, Mar. 6, to review the incident.

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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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