Heavy rain causes overflows from sewer mains

Friday, June 07, 2013

The City of Wilson had several discharges of untreated wastewater from our wastewater collection system sewer mains at the following locations:

  1. 600 block of Park Avenue, approximately 4,020 gallons, discharge occurred between 11:35 AM and 2:00PM, and 3400 block of Jayne Lane, approximately 900 gallons, discharge occurred between 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM. The untreated wastewater entered Hominy Swamp of the Neuse River Basin.
  2. 2600 block of Forest Hills Road, approximately 1,000 gallons, discharge occurred between 12:30 PM and 2:10 PM. The untreated wastewater entered Contentnea Creek of the Neuse River Basin.
  3. 700 block of Vance, approximately 3,300 gallons, discharge occurred between 10:05 AM and 3:35PM, and 800 block of Gold Street East, approximately 1225 gallons, discharge occurred between 10:15 PM and 2:30 PM. The untreated wastewater entered Toisnot Swamp of the Neuse River Basin.

All spills occurred on June 7, 2013, and were caused by infiltration and heavy rains from Tropical Storm Andrea and creeks overflowing. This notice was required by North Carolina General Statutes Article 21 Chapter 143.215.C.

For more information contact Barry Parks Director of Water Resources at (252) 399-2374 or Darryl Sanders Collection System ORC at (252) 296-3412.