THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) — More than 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater and rainfall have spilled in Thomasville.
The Dispatch of Lexington reported (http://bit.ly/VPBm3V) most of the spill occurred at a pump station and lasted about five hours Tuesday.
The rest of the spill came when an 85-year-old clay pipe ruptured. About 9,000 gallons of wastewater entered North Hamby Creek from the ruptured pipe.
City officials say most of those two spills consisted of rainwater.
A third spill was caused by debris blocking a line. Nearly 1,400 gallons of wastewater spilled into a tributary of another creek.
The Division of Water Quality is reviewing the spills.
Information from: The Dispatch, http://www.the-dispatch.com