Crews Working To Repair Wilmington Sewage Main

Work crews in New Hanover County are still trying to repair a broken main that spilled more than a million gallons of untreated sewage into Barnards Creek Tuesday.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports that Director Jim Gregson of the N.C. Division of Water Quality's Wilmington office said that based upon the average flow in the line and the amount of time it was leaking, up to 1.4 million gallons could have escaped into the creek Tuesday.

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority says workers suspected a spill had occurred around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning when volumes were low at the Southside Waste Water Treatment Plant. The spill was located at 10 a.m.

Gregson said crews planned to install a temporary line across a bridge over the creek until permanent repairs can be finished.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:44 AM
    The file photo is BAACK.......
  • by obamanot on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:50 AM
    That would never make the playboy channel.
  • by Ftg Location: ENC on Jan 25, 2012 at 01:52 AM
    They wont be held accountable for it but a friend of mine owned a hog farm and did everything right, his lagoon was approved and he was a very responsible person and done everything by the book but when we had the big flood from Floyd years ago, his ran over and didnt go into a creek or river but on the ground and he got a fine so big, he had to shut it done.
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      by know what not to do on Jan 25, 2012 at 05:33 AM in reply to Ftg
      If he was fined, he was negligent. Operate BY THE BOOK and you won't be fined or go to jail. It's called environmental CRIME.
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