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60,000 gallons untreated water discharged near Sunset Beach

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Brunswick County Public Utilities is reporting the second leak of untreated wastewater in two days in the county.

READ MORE: Untreated wastewater discharged near Ocean Isle

On Tuesday, July 5, around 60,000 gallons discharged into the Calabash Creek, a tributary of the Calabash River, according to the utilities company. An 8-inch sewer force main broke and was discovered around 12:45 p.m. near 1601 Seaside Rd. in Sunset Beach.

It was repaired by 4:30 p.m.

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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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