Over 3,700 gallons of untreated wastewater spills into tributary of Pages Creek

Over 3,700 gallons of untreated wastewater spills into tributary of Pages Creek
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is testing water quality after more than 3,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into a tributary at Pages Creek. (Source: wect)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Cape Fear Public Utility Authority crews responded to a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) in the 7700 block of Market Street in Ogden Tuesday afternoon.

Around 2:30 p.m. CFPUA was alerted that a contractor working in the area hit a sewer line. Crews responded immediately and shut down several wastewater pump stations in the area as a precaution.

CFPUA officials say an estimated 3,720 gallons of untreated wastewater entered a tributary of Pages Creek

The contractor was able to make emergency repairs and stop the leak. Service was restored around 3:45 p.m.

CFPUA’s Environmental Management Department has begun water sampling in the area to determine whether the sewer overflow impacted water quality.

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