Untreated wastewater discharges reported in Southport, Leland due to heavy rains

Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 9:48 AM EDT
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SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - Officials in Southport and Leland say recent heavy rainfalls have caused discharges of untreated wastewater.

In Southport, the sanitary sewer overflow was reported Wednesday at a manhole outside of the Ninth Street lift station.

“This spill was due to inflow and infiltration from heavy rains, over eleven inches, that took place,” a news release stated.

Approximately 6,600 gallons of untreated wastewater was discharged into Cottage Creek.

Southport officials say all pumps and controls were working as designed.

In Leland, H2GO had two separate discharges at Lift Station #56 and Lift Station #16 along Old Fayetteville Road.

Approximately, 4,800 gallons of untreated wastewater from each lift station were discharged into Sturgeon Creek.

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