Sewage Spill In Bertie County

Thousands of gallons of partially treated sewage has spilled into a tributary of the Cashie River in Bertie County.

Windsor officials say 73,000 gallons escaped from the town's treatment plant on County Farm Road Thursday for eight hours.

They say the sewage got into a ditch that flowed into Broad Branch, a tributary of the Cashie River. The town says the spill happened because of a blockage in a flow line.

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  • by Chocolate Drop Location: bertie on Nov 18, 2011 at 09:09 AM
    Bertie county cant seem to do or have anything that is right from the bad school system and now this when is bertie going to get themself togather.
  • by fred Location: martin co on Oct 28, 2011 at 05:39 PM
    Let them pay a bigggg fine!
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      by Anonymous on Oct 29, 2011 at 07:45 AM in reply to fred
      yeah a big fine is really going to put the sewage back where it came from!!! REALLY!!!
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Oct 28, 2011 at 03:51 PM
    Bertie is no different than anywhere else. They have sewage situations everywhere.
  • by NO raw oysters Location: enc on Oct 28, 2011 at 01:40 PM
    This is a minor drop in the bucket. The real concern is non point source discharge of hog waste and all of the other things we contaminate ourselves with. It's the foriegn compounds, heavy metals and such that are scary. A little poop won't kill you if you cook food well.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 at 06:01 AM in reply to NO raw oysters
      Exactly tiplia(fish) is fertilized by defecation. It hasn't killed anyone yet.
  • by Native Location: Grantsboro on Oct 28, 2011 at 11:45 AM
    Lets see if the River Keepers have anything to say about their own waste entering into the waters of the state. Imagine that, ANOTHER municipal waste spill. Exactly where is all the hog waste that is supposed to be in the rivers???
  • by Mortie Location: Paradise on Oct 28, 2011 at 11:32 AM
    Mismanagement at it's best in Bertie. The spill went unnoticed for hours.
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      by NO raw oysters on Oct 28, 2011 at 01:42 PM in reply to Mortie
      equipment failure and human error will always be with us
  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2011 at 08:59 AM
    WOW, Bertie County really is skat hole.
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      by Come on now on Oct 28, 2011 at 09:28 AM in reply to
      This happens all the time in North carolina why does Bertie have to be a "skat" hole no worse than any other place that has a waste spill. Get real
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      by Bertie County on Oct 28, 2011 at 11:22 AM in reply to
      I live and have lived in Bertie County my entire life. I wouldn't choose to live anywhere else.
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        by ggirl on Oct 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM in reply to Bertie County
        We are all in this world together. Why do we judge and condemn other communities. We are separated by county lines drawn up by humans. Get real people. We need to love one another.

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