About 3,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled Sunday in the Wendover subdivision near the Bay Shore area. The sewage leaked into a ditch that feeds into Pages Creek. Officials do not know how much of the sewage entered the creek.
Authorities say the spill was caused by a piece of lumber clogging a sewer line.
The New Hanover County Engineer Department contained the spill and cleaned up the waste. The NC Division of Water Quality was notified immediately of the overflow.