Wastewater Spills In Pitt County

Greenville Utilities has reported wastewater spills of an estimated total of 6,500 gallons that occurred as the result of Hurricane Irene.

The spills were caused by excessive rain and the loss of electric power at three pump stations. The pump stations were located at Brook Valley, Woodridge North and Howell's Childcare.

A combination of power restoration and the use of generators stopped the spill in Brook Valley on Saturday, August 27. The spills at Woodridge North and Howell's Childcare were stopped by 4 p.m. Sunday, August 28.

Approximately 5,500 gallons of wastewater spilled into tributaries to the Tar River and approximately 1,000 gallons to a tributary to the Neuse River. In accordance with regulatory requirements, the Division of Water Quality was notified of the spill.


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  • by Tino Location: Greenville on Aug 30, 2011 at 10:13 AM
    I look forwarded to kayaking on the tar river as soon as it returns to it' normal level. This spill will be long gone by then, washed down river. 6500 gallons is less than a drop in a bucket in the tar river. Problem is it happens way too often.
  • by Gville Location: Greenville NC on Aug 30, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    the water from the tar river gets TREATED before it becomes drinking water. There is plenty of bad stuff in the tar river that gets filtered out. If they have not issued a boil advisory, then water is OK to drink
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      by WWT on Aug 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM in reply to Gville
      Have you seen what it gets treated with??? And didnt GUCO get written about a year or so ago about having too much lead in their water???? I guess that was treated as well. Get over it....and fess up...if you drink water in ENC you are drinking the upstream towns Wastewater....
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        by Wrong on Aug 30, 2011 at 01:52 PM in reply to WWT
        WWT can't face the fact he is wrong. Can't argue with non-sense.
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Aug 30, 2011 at 07:22 AM
    HELLO SUE!!!!!! It didn't get into the drinking water silly!
  • by Duh on Aug 30, 2011 at 06:55 AM
    It didn't get into the drinking water it got in the river... Read the story...
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      by WWT on Aug 30, 2011 at 08:07 AM in reply to Duh
      Where do you think Greenvilles drinking water comes from. THE TAR RIVER!! Look at the facts!!
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        by Yes genius on Aug 30, 2011 at 01:50 PM in reply to WWT
        our water comes straight from the river and out your sink... Water is treated before it gets to you.
  • by yuck on Aug 30, 2011 at 06:38 AM
    What about factoring in all of the hog and chicken waste too? We're killing our rivers and our own health.
  • by sue on Aug 30, 2011 at 06:25 AM
    hello!!!!!!!!!!! tell people to boil water or stop drinking it.
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