SALISBURY — Salisbury-Rowan Utilities had a discharge of about 4 million gallons of untreated wastewater from the Grant Creek outfall line located off Grubb Ferry Road in Spencer.
The discharge occurred Saturday and lasted about 19 hours. The untreated wastewater entered Grant Creek, part of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River basin.
The spill was due to a damaged manhole and the contribution of nearly 2 inches of rainfall within 48 hours while the ground was already saturated.
Once the backwaters of Grant Creek receded early today, Salisbury-Rowan Utilities crews repaired the damaged manhole. Additionally, Salisbury-Rowan Utilities staff is analyzing data from rain gauges and sewer meters throughout the system to locate any sources of inflow to prevent future discharges.
The city was required to issue the notice by state law.
For more information, contact Elaney Hasselmann at 704-638-4460.
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