3,500 Gallons Of Untreated Sewage Discharged In Greensboro

2:16 PM, Jul 17, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- The City of Greensboro says grease is responsible for clogging a 10-inch sewer main that discharged about 3,500 gallons of untreated sewer water, Monday.

The untreated water flowed from the main for about two hours in the 1600 block of Random Drive, according to the city. A Jet/Vac was used to clear the grease. 

City workers said wastewater went into South Buffalo Creek, which is a tributary of the Cape Fear River basin. They opened several fire hydrants to flush the creek and spread lime over surface areas affected by the untreated sewer water.

Almost three years ago to-the-day, 1.45 million gallons of untreated wastewater spilled from a 72" outfall that flows directly into the T.Z. Osborne Facility. Water from that incident flowed into the South Buffalo Creek, but there were no environmental impacts.

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