SURF CITY — The state has removed its swimming water advisory for an area in a Pender County beach town. It into effect earlier in the week after 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged into Waters Bay.
The portion of Stump Sound is in Surf City, and swimmers were advised to avoid the area specifically between Highway 210 Bridge and Beacon No. 65.
The spill happened due to a lightning strike. “Untreated wastewater can cause adverse health effects such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps and skin infections,” according to the state.
Since then, the waters have been tested and bacteria levels are within state and federal standards. The water is clear for swimmers and other individuals engaging in water activities.
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