Thousands of gallons of raw sewage spills into creek in Southport
By WECT Staff | June 4, 2021 at 5:42 PM EDT – Updated June 4 at 6:37 PM
SOUTHPORT, N.C. (WECT) – Heavy rains resulted in a sanitary sewer overflow at a manhole at the intersection of 9th & Burrington Avenue in Southport Friday morning.
The Southport Department of Public Services discovered the overflow at 9:30 a.m.
Emergency management and the NC Division of Water Resources (NCDWR) were notified immediately and the spill was monitored until it stopped at 1 p.m.
The incident resulted in an overflow of 9,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into Cottage Creek.
A second spill was also discovered at the same time at a manhole outside the Central lift station and resulted in a 10,800 gallon spill.
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