Untreated wastewater discharged in Landis
LANDIS — Heavy rains Monday night caused untreated wastewater to flow into a lift station at Fourth Street. The town gave notice to the Mooresville regional office of the N.C. Division of Water Quality.
The town is required to notify the division of water quality of such incidents.
Brady Burgess, division manager for the Landis Water/Sewer Department, said no significant environmental impact to the receiving streams was identified. “There was no impact to residents. The majority was stormwater,” Burgess said.
About 6,000 gallons overflowed lift station No. 4 at 314 Fourth St., with about 3,000 gallons reaching Buffalo Creek. It happened about 10:30 p.m. Monday during heavy rains.
When the alarm goes off, an employee is notified and responds.
“When he got there the rain had subsided and the lift station was pumping it down,” Burgess said.
Ideally, it won’t overflow, but this was more than the system could handle, he said.
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