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Sewage Spills

7,500 gallons of wastewater overflows into Lake Waccamaw after sewer spills

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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. Full story...
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CFPUA gives OK for $300,000 in penalties for sewage spills

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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. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council talks taxes, budget and sewage

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videoThe Wilmington City Council gave its official approval to a bill passed by the North Carolina General Assembly during Tuesday’s meeting. Full story...
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CFPUA reports 2,400-gallon sewage spill

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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. Full story...
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CFPUA responds to major sewer spill

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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. Full story...
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Sewage spill clean-up continues in Carolina Beach

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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. Full story...
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Sewage spill in Carolina Beach leads to fishkill

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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. Full story...
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CFPUA: 23,000 gallons of treated sewage spills Monday

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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. Full story...
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Rain, flooding leads to Carolina Beach sewage spill

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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. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Storm causes CFPUA sewer to overflow; storm drain to cave in

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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 Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: CFPUA clarifies notification process after sewage spill

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is coming clean about a major sewage spill two days after it happened. The overflow happened just before 4 p.m. Wednesday along North Kerr Ave. near Deerbrook Apartments. Full story...
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Wilmington resident: City is wasting water

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videoYou may have heard recent reports about leaks between the Sweeny Water Treatment Plant and individual households throughout the city. Full story...
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Sewer repair project continues

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The sewer repair project in the Bradley Creek section of New Hanover county resumed Monday. The work had been suspended because of three spills in the area. Crews caused the spills while trying to repair the pipe that runs through the Wrightsville Green community off of Greenville Loop Road. But repair crews have been cleared to resume pumping sewage through bypass lines while they insert a new liner into the old pipe. Full story...
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Sewer line repair to begin next week

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Sewer line repair is set to resume early next week in the Bradley Creek area. New Hanover County halted bypass pumping after three accidental spills sent more than 1,300 gallons of untreated wastewater into Bradley Creek. Full story...
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Wilmington's sewer repair project could be on fast-track

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We now know when Wilmington's sewer repair project should be completed. The State and City approved a contract that outlines a plan to fix the troubled northeast interceptor. The special order of consent contract requires the City to finish repairs to the sewer system by June of next year. Otherwise, the state will impose a fine of $1,000 per day. Full story...
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