Sewage Spills
7,500 gallons of wastewater overflows into Lake Waccamaw after sewer spills
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:30am.

Lake Waccamaw leaders are awaiting water test results after they say thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed into Lake Waccamaw when it rained following two sanitary sewer spills.

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CFPUA gives OK for $300,000 in penalties for sewage spills
Submitted by on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 7:00pm.

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, along with Wilmington and New Hanover County, is one step closer to coming to terms with the US Environmental Protection Agency over violations tied to a number of large sewage spills last decade.

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Wilmington City Council talks taxes, budget and sewage
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:33pm.

videoThe Wilmington City Council gave its official approval to a bill passed by the North Carolina General Assembly during Tuesday’s meeting.

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CFPUA reports 2,400-gallon sewage spill
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 10:46am.

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority says crews responded to and repaired a spill from the sanitary sewer system yesterday. Approximately 2,400 gallons was discharged, which flowed directly into the City of Wilmington Storm Drain system and then into the Cape Fear River.

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CFPUA responds to major sewer spill
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 5:41pm.

A CFPUA spokesperson says they will hold off on estimating how many gallons of sewage spilled until they can get a more accurate idea. But Jim Gregson, director of the N.C. Division of Water Quality's Wilmington office, told the StarNews that based upon the average flow in the line and the amount of time it was leaking, up to 1.4 million gallons could have escaped into the New Hanover County tidal creek.

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Sewage spill clean-up continues in Carolina Beach
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 3:17pm.

The Town of Carolina Beach says it is doing everything it can to clean up 72,000 of untreated wastewater that spilled from a ruptured force main on Raleigh Avenue.

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Sewage spill in Carolina Beach leads to fishkill
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 2:48pm.

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

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CFPUA: 23,000 gallons of treated sewage spills Monday
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Wed, 01/05/2011 - 1:43pm.

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority responded to and remedied a treated effluent bypass which occurred on January 3rd at the Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Rain, flooding leads to Carolina Beach sewage spill
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 10/04/2010 - 3:46pm.

The Town of Carolina Beach had a discharge of untreated wastewater from manholes at various locations throughout the Wastewater Collection System in Carolina Beach of approximately 637,000 gallons.

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FIRST ON 3: Storm causes CFPUA sewer to overflow; storm drain to cave in
Submitted by Shontrelle Robinson on Tue, 09/28/2010 - 10:27am.

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Operations crews responded to and resolved a sewer system overflow of approximately 2,015 gallons that occurred early Monday evening, September 27 in the Pine Grove and Holly Tree area of the Hewletts Creek Basin

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