3.5M gallons of wastewater spills into Haw River

Originally posted on MyFOX8.com:

BURLINGTON, N.C. – Authorities said 3.5 million gallons of untreated wastewater has spilled into the Hall River, in what may be the largest leak in Burlington’s history.

The Burlington Times-News reported that the wastewater spilled into the Haw River after a break in a line at a treatment plant.

Officials said the sewage reached the river Monday night and was not stopped until Wednesday afternoon.

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has been informed of the spill, according to Eric Davis, water and sewer operations manager.

Davis said the pressurized line at the wastewater treatment plant pumps the sewage from the inflow pump station up to the treatment process area.

“All that water has to go through one line,” Davis said, according to the paper. “Instead of going to the treatment process, it just flooded down to where it came from. It just backed up into the sewer…

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