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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Crews are now cleaning up a sewage spill at the Hewlett Creek pump station on Pine Grove road in Wilmington.

A CFPUA spokesman said a transformer blew and cut out power around four Monday afternoon. Then, when the emergency generator didn’t turn on, sewage leaked to at least two and half feet high. Some also discharged into the creek.

“We see some grey water in the waterway over here that we have to address and make sure where that comes from,” Mike McGill, the CFPUA spokesman said. “It’s not a direct route it appears. So, we have to really take a look at what’s going on here.”

McGill said they probably won’t know how much sewage leaked until Tuesday afternoon. He adds that they are now looking into how they can prevent something like this from happening in the future.

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