LELAND, N.C. (WECT) – Approximately 160,000 to 165,000 gallons of untreated wastewater was discharged and reached a tributary of Sturgeon Creek Wednesday.
According to Brunswick County Public Utilities, the sanitary sewer discharge force main failure happened near 795 Green Acres Drive in Leland.
The discharge started at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and was discovered at approximately 12 p.m.
The force main was completely isolated at 4 p.m. and excavation for the repair began.
The force main repair was completed and placed back into service at 7:30 p.m. the same day.
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