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Swimming advisory lifted in Surf City

After passing beneath the swing bridge, a boat heads towards the new Topsail Island bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway in Surf City, August 23, 2018. (Port City Daily photo | Mark Darrough)
(Port City Daily/Mark Darrough)

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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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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