By WECT Staff | November 13, 2020 at 1:24 PM EST – Updated November 13 at 1:24 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Thousands of gallons of partially treated wastewater were discharged from a sanitary sewer manhole Thursday, Brunswick County Public Utilities announced.
The manhole is located at the West Brunswick Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant at 235 Grey Water Road in Supply.
“The sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) was discovered at approximately 11:30 p.m. during rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Eta,” BCPU said in a news release. “The sanitary sewer overflow lasted approximately 1.5 hours during the height of the rainfall event. It is believed 6,000 to 7,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater was discharged from a stormwater pond into a tributary of the Lockwood Folly River.”
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