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Sanitary Sewer Overflow Public Notice August 7, 2020

8/9/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Henry Vann

c/o Mount Olive – Town Hall

Sherry Davis – Administrative Assistant

Phone: 919-658-9539

Fax: 919-658-5257

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow

 

Mount Olive, North Carolina, August 7, 2020

 

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 132,000 gallons inside the Town’s wastewater treatment plant on Friday, August 7, 2020. This overflow was discovered at 10:30 PM and lasted eight hours until Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 6AM. The spill was the result of  torrential rainfall over an eight 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 Saturday August 8, 2020.