Sewage spills during Matthew reported in Leland


LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick Regional Water & Sewer (H2Go) says there were a pair of sewage spills over the weekend during Hurricane Matthew.

The utility says both overflows of untreated wastewater from the gravity sewer system happened Saturday.

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One overflow was at a manhole along Leland School Rd. NE approximately 500 feet north of Village Rd. H2Go says an estimated 13,500 gallons of wastewater flowed to a drainage feature tributary to Banton Branch. Crews discovered the overflow while responding to a lift station high level alarm. A source of storm water inflow to a sewer lateral upstream of the manhole was discovered, and the broken lateral was fixed to eliminate the inflow source.

Another spill was at a manhole next to the North Lanvale lift station along Lanvale Rd. NE approximately 150 feet south of King Rd. NE. Approximately 4,000 gallons flowed to Sturgeon Creek. Crews found the overflow while responding to a lift station high level alarm. While no specific storm water inflow source was found, it is suspected that a significant portion of the collection system and manholes tributary to the overflow location were submerged from the rainfall from Hurricane Matthew.

At the time of the overflow, all lift station pumps were operating at full capacity.

The overflows have been reported to the NCDEQ office.