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Sewage Spills

Three spills leak 12,000 gallons of sewage into Bradley Creek

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videoThree sewage spills in the past week have Bradley Creek area residents speaking out. Crews caused the spills last week while working to repair the lining of the sewage pipe that runs through the Wrightsville Green community. That project is now on hold while county engineers, consultants, and contractors come up with a plan to prevent another spill from happening while repair projects are going on. Full story...
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Sewage spill halts repair work

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There's been another sewage spill in the Bradley Creek area. It's the third one in two days. It's also brought an abrupt halt to repair work. Full story...
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Sewer repair update

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videoAn update on how sewer repairs are progressing in Wilmington: after diverting sewage through a network of temporary piping, crews have lined a 450-foot stretch of old pipe in the Bradley Creek area with a special material to help remedy previously leaky lines. Full story...
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No more moratorium

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The City of Wilmington received notification today that the moratorium on new building permits here has been lifted by the State Division of Water Quality. The state imposed the building moratorium because they didn't feel the City had an adequate plan to improve its leaky sewer system. Full story...
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EPA calls on Wilmington to answer about sewers

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The City of Wilmington has been summoned to answer to the feds about sewers. The Environmental Protection Agency is calling on City officials to appear at the Atlanta office on May 31. Full story...
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Septic tanks offer sewer moratorium alternative

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You may be able to work around the sewer hook-up moratorium in New Hanover County. One alternative is septic tanks. Full story...
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County puts freeze on NEI building permits

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A decision by New Hanover County has local realtors concerned. The county began a freeze Thursday on new building permits for any construction project that sends waste to the northeast interceptor sewer line. Full story...
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