By WECT Staff | June 12, 2020 at 5:20 PM EDT – Updated June 12 at 5:20 PM
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – Officials with Brunswick County Public Utilities said up to 7,000 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged from a leaking sewer main on Friday.
Officials say the leak was discovered around 8 am. near 2629 Ocean Highway just outside of Shallotte.
Town and county officials responded and found the leak originated from a 24-inch county force sewer main at a bell joint.
The leak was repaired around 2:30 p.m.
Approximately 5,500 to 7,000 gallons on untreated wastewater reportedly reached a tributary of Williams Branch.
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