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Sanitary Sewer Overflow Press Release January 3, 2021 - January 03, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE House Bill 1160, which the General Assembly enacted in July 1999, re... [more...]
Sanitary Sewer Overflow January 3, 2021 - January 03, 2021
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Henry Vann c/o Mount Olive – Town Hal... [more...]
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Sanitary Sewer Overflow Press Release January 3, 2021
January 03, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
House Bill 1160, which the General Assembly enacted in July 1999, requires those municipalities, animal operations, industries and others who operate waste handling systems issue news releases when a waste spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.
In accordance with that regulation, the following news release has been prepared and issued to the media in Wayne County, NC.
The Town of Mount Olive had a discharge of untreated sewer from inside the Town’s wastewater treatment plant at 408 Wilkins Farm Road. The spill was discovered on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 7:00 A.M. and is still ongoing. A total of 112,500 gallons was spilled.
The untreated waste entered the headwaters of the North East Cape Fear River. The spill occurred as a result of a 3.5 inch rainfall within a four hour period in our area.
This notice was required by North Carolina General Statutes Article 21 Chapter 143.215C. For more information contact Town Manager Jammie Royall at (919) 658-9539.
Sanitary Sewer Overflow January 3, 2021
January 03, 2021
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
c/o Mount Olive – Town Hall
Sherry Davis – Administrative Assistant
Sanitary Sewer Overflow
Mount Olive, North Carolina, January 3, 2021
The North Carolina General Assembly enacted House Bill 1160 in July 1999. This Bill requires municipalities to release information to the public within 24 hours when a sanitary sewer overflow of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters. It requires a Public Notice in addition to the Press Release if the discharge is more than 15,000 gallons.
In accordance with this, the following information is being sent to you:
The Town of Mount Olive has experienced a sanitary sewer overflow totaling approximately 112,500 gallons inside the Town’s wastewater treatment plant on Sunday, January 3, 2021. This overflow was discovered at 7:00 AM and is still ongoing. The spill was the result of a 3.5 inch rainfall over a four hour period. The Town is currently working to resolve issues with inflow and infiltration into the sewer collections system and to address land applications issues at the wastewater treatment plant itself. Funding has been secured to address issues with the Town’s waste-water treatment plant.
The Division of Water Quality was notified of these spills on Sunday,January 3, 2021.
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