UPDATE: Williamston Officials Say Sewage Spill Poses No Threats

A 2,000 gallon wastewater spill will not cause any health concerns, according town officials in Williamston.

The spill happened around 2:00 pm Tuesday at a broken sewer main on Brownlow Avenue. A joint in the main broke during routine cleaning and maintenance.

Crews were able to stop the spill about 50 minutes after it was found. Repairs were completed within a few hours.

Officials say the spill did not create a health threat for the public and these spills sometimes happen with older sewer lines.

Public Works Director Kerry Spivey says, "It's not uncommon in a town with any age, sewer and water lines as well, but in this case sewer lines are clay or different materials, and sometimes they are old and different activities can cause damage."

The sewage that spilled went into a ditch that connects to the Skewarkee Gut canal located in the Roanoke River Basin. Officials say this should not have any major environmental impacts.

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Approximately 2,000 gallons of wastewater spilled in the town of Williamston.

The sewage spill was discovered Tuesday, about 2:00 p.m.

The spill happened at a broken sewer main on Brownlow Avenue. A joint in the main broke during routine cleaning and maintenance. The spill was stopped about 50 minutes after it was found, and the repairs were completed by 5:15 p.m.

The sewage went into a ditch that connects to the Skewarkee Gut Canal located in the Roanoke River Basin.


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