- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The city of Hendersonville reports some untreated wastewater has been released into a creek because of excessive rainfall and flooding.

The Times-News of Hendersonville reports (https://bit.ly/1kqylqa) that the release happened Monday from a manhole on wastewater plant property.

City officials said the discharge released approximately 12,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into Mud Creek of the French Broad River Basin.

Officials say the spill was caused by a damaged manhole in a flood area, which allowed a surcharge from the sewer system.

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Quality was notified and is reviewing the matter.

About 33,000 gallons of untreated wastewater entered Mud Creek last week after a release from another manhole because of heavy rain and flooding.

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

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