Sewage from Manhole Spills into Durham, N.C. Creek

(UC) — City officials in Durham, N.C., said the state Department of Environmental Quality was notified after a buildup of rags blocked a sewer main and caused a spill into Ellerbe Creek.

About 600 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled from a manhole.  City officials said crews were able to clear the blockage and stop the spill within an hour after the problem was reported.  The city crews blocked further sewage from entering the creek by placing a barrier and installed a bypass pump to pump wastewater from the creek back into the collection system.

The Water Resources division of North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality was notified, as required by law, city officials said, adding that there were no immediately signs of adverse impact to the environment or area residents.

Related News

From Archive


{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}