Sewage spill in Carolina Beach leads to fishkill


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Submitted: Fri, 08/12/2011 - 7:48pm
Updated: Fri, 08/12/2011 - 8:09pm By:

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Town of Carolina Beach says there was a sewage spill yesterday. The town says 72,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled from a ruptured force main at Lift Station #1 at 103 Raleigh Ave.

The untreated wastewater spilled into drainage lines leading to Carolina Beach Lake and Myrtle Grove Sound at the Carolina Beach Yacht Basin. The discharge resulted in a minor fish kill of juvenile fish and minnows in the canal going to Carolina Beach Lake.

The Division of Water Quality was notified of the event on August 12, 2011 and is reviewing the matter. For information contact the Town of Carolina Beach, Utility Department (910) 458-8291

2 Comments

  • Guest says:

    Glad I sold my house for a profit last year and got out.

  • kbpirate says:

    I was out fishing all day Friday and Friday night and noticed dead minnows and small fish all along the beach front, from the Carolina Beach Pier almost to the Tiki Bar Pier. Didn’t know about the spill until early Saturday morning,which would explain that. My question is where are the signs to let people know about the spill if this happened Thursday? All these people fishing and swimming in contaminated water. According to the State signs should have been posted all over. Guess the town did not want tourist dollars to go down the drain with all the crap.

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