Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) crews responded to several Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) along Burnt Mill Creek on Sunday, July 29. Ongoing heavy rainfall and saturated ground conditions contributed to this SSO event.
When CFPUA received the call at 1 pm, pump station crews were already out monitoring the system to ensure all stations were operational. The locations of the SSOs were Kline Road, 21st Street, and Wallace Park area. Vactor crews conducted pump and haul operations until the spills subsided, all sanitary sewer overflows were stopped by 2:45 pm and CFPUA conducted clean-up operations.
CFPUA estimates that 1,575 gallons were discharged to Burnt Mill Creek. This area has been cleaned, and the spill was reported to N.C. Division of Water Quality.
This news release is issued on July 30, 2018, in compliance with North Carolina General Statute 143-215.1C (a portion of the Clean Water Act of 1999). For further information, contact the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority at 910-332-6704.