Thomasville reports wastewater spill

Cause attributed to heavy rains
Dec. 23, 2013 @ 05:13 PM

The City of Thomasville on Dec. 23 reported a wastewater spill due to heavy rain.

According to a press release, an estimated 96,000 gallons of untreated wastewater on Monday spilled into South Hamby Creek from the East Davidson Sanitary Sewage Pump Station. Inflow and infiltration of rain water from continuous heavy rains over the weekend caused the spill and constituted most of the volume.

A rehabilitation project bid for the East Davidson Pump Station has been awarded pending approval of the Infrastructure finance Section of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Construction is expected to be completed by April 2014.

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources was notified of the spill and is reviewing the matter. House Bill 1160, enacted by the General Assembly in July, 1999, requires municipalities, animal operations, industries and others that operate waste handling systems issue news releases when a waste spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

For more information, contact the City of Thomasville at 475-4220.