PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER

01.22.2023

PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER

Brunswick County Public Utilities had a discharge of untreated wastewater on 1/21/2023 due to a failure of a 6” force main (FM) near the intersection of Slippery Rock Way and Carolina Shores Boulevard in The Farm at Brunswick. It was determined that the failure was caused by a split in the 6” FM due to debris (concrete “rip rap”) buried during construction. Staff was alerted at 4:52 PM and completed the repair the same evening at 9:45 PM.

Based on pump station runtime, prior to isolation, it was determined that approximately 1,000 to 1,200 gallons of untreated wastewater reached a tributary of Singletree Swamp,  part of the Waccamaw River basin. Staff utilized a vacuum truck to recover remaining wastewater on-site and lime stabilized the affected areas as applicable. 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

910-253-2657