BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – Approximately 13,000 gallons of untreated wastewater reached a tributary of Persimmon Swamp on Sunday, according to Brunswick County Public Utilities.
Officials say the sewage discharge took place at 1 County Way in Carolina Shores.
“The sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) began in the late morning of November 21, 2021, after a failure of an uninterrupted power supply (UPS). Staff was dispatched and discovered the overflow at approximately 1:30 p.m.,” Brunswick County Public Utilities stated in a news release. “Upon arrival staff immediately averted the overflow and replaced the faulty UPS.”
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