WILMINGTON -- Three 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. They are expected to come up with a solution next week. That means the Bradley Creek project will likely be delayed. But residents in the Wrightsville Green area were happy to learn crews were moving out of their neighborhood today. They just wish the county would keep them more informed about what's happening in their neighborhood. One resident said, "I don't think the county is doing a proper job of telling us what's happening, what's going to happen, how long it's going to take." Meanwhile, the state division of water quality continues to investigate the latest spills. A swimming advisory remains in place for all marsh areas from the Wrightsville Beach Bridge to Shin Creek, including all of Bradley Creek. The state Department of Environmental and Natural Resources released the water quality test results from Bradley Creek today. The results outside the creek were good. But county results inside the creek were poor. The state is now waiting for the results from the division of water quality's tests. If they come back clean, the state will likely lift the swimming advisory, but only outside Bradley Creek. We'll hear why some residents still support the sewer repair project, despite the recent spills.
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