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Sewage Spills

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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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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