Waste water spill in Kannapolis
City of Kannapolis reports an untreated wastewater spill to surface waters, which occurred on Sept. 10.
The spill occurred due to torrential rain and water infiltration to the sewer system, resulting in a manhole overflowing within the Irish Buffalo Creek Basin.
It is estimated that the spill amount could have been as much as 11,250 gallons. All repairs have been completed and no evidence of significant environmental damage has been identified. Inspection and testing is continuing until a finding of no significant impact to surface water is confirmed.