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Originally published: 2013-06-13 08:54:24
Last modified: 2013-06-13 08:55:09

Wastewater spills occur June 10

The town of Blowing Rock experienced two wastewater spills on June 10.

The first spill occurred at a manhole adjacent to the Mayview Lift Station.

 The manhole overflowed an estimated 4,800 gallons into New Years Creek. The spill caused no fish kill, according to town officials. The cause was inflow and infiltration due to excessive rainfall.

The second spill occurred at a manhole on Ransom Street and overflowed an estimated 4,200 gallons in the Middle Fork of the South Fork of the New River.

The Division of Water Quality has been notified and will be reviewing the matter.

N.C. General Statute 143-214-1C requires municipalities, animal operations, industries and others who operate waste handling systems to issue a public announcement when a waste spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

For more information and stories, see The Blowing Rocket.

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