Public Notice: Notice of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater


Brunswick County Public Utilities had a discharge of untreated wastewater from an equalization basin overflow located at 1 County Way, Carolina Shores, NC. The sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) began in the late morning of November 21, 2021, after a failure of an uninterrupted power supply (UPS). Staff was dispatched and discovered the overflow at approximately 1:30 p.m. Upon arrival staff immediately averted the overflow and replaced the faulty UPS. It is believed approximately 13,000 gallons of untreated wastewater reached an unnamed tributary of Persimmon Swamp which is part of the Lumber River basin. This notice is required by NC General Statutes Article 21 Chapter 143.215.1C(b).

For any questions regarding this notice please contact the following:

Donald Dixon
Deputy Director-Wastewater Operations