- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The city of Hendersonville’s Wastewater Collection System has experienced a discharge of untreated wastewater from a manhole in the south part of the city due to excessive rainfall.

The Times-News of Hendersonville reports (https://bit.ly/1luMV0q) the discharge occurred Monday and released 16,000 gallons that entered a roadside ditch that eventually flows into King Creek near Old Spartanburg Road, which is a tributary of the French Broad River Basin.

The spill was caused by a broken 10-inch vitrified clay pipe encased in concrete.

The city replaced the damaged sewer main with ductile iron pipe Tuesday morning and completed ditch bank restoration in the afternoon.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Quality is reviewing the event.


Information from: Times-News, https://www.blueridgenow.com

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