200,000 gallons of wastewater spills into Mocksville’s Bear Creek
The town of Mocksville experienced a wastewater spill on Dec. 13 of an estimated total volume of 200,000 gallons of untreated wastewater.
The wastewater escaped from the force main near a tributary of Bear Creek and spilled into Bear Creek in the South Yadkin River Basin. The force main break was due to pipe failure caused by friction from rocks on the pipe.
The Division of Water Quality was notified of the event on Dec. 14 and is reviewing the matter. For further information, contact the town of Mocksville at 336-753-6700.
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