Sewer Troubles Blamed on Ernesto


Recent sewer trouble in New Hanover County is being blamed on the floods from Tropical Storm Ernesto.

Officials say the system overflowed in three locations late Friday, all in the Bradley Creek basin and Seagate area.

A manhole overflowed near the Head Water Cover subdivision, another near West Prong and Wrightsville Avenue and a third near the end of Myrtle Avenue.

The County doesn't know how much leaked at each location but they say it's at least 1,000 gallons.

County officials say another developing problem is an increase in the mosquito population due to the standing water left by Ernesto.

Reported by: Joe Keiley