More Than 100k Gallons Of Wastewater Spilled In Thomasville

8:37 AM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
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Thomasville, NC -- More than 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater and rainfall have spilled in Thomasville.

The Dispatch of Lexington reported most of the spill occurred at the East Davidson Pump Station and lasted about five hours Tuesday. Approximately 94,450 gallons were spilled into the South Hamby Creek.

The rest of the spill came when an 85-year-old clay pipe ruptured. About 9,000 gallons of wastewater entered North Hamby Creek from the ruptured pipe.

City officials say most of those two spills consisted of rainwater.

A third spill was caused by debris blocking a line. Nearly 1,400 gallons of wastewater spilled into a tributary of another creek.

The Division of Water Quality is reviewing the spills.

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