More than 100,000 gallons spill in Thomasville


THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) — More than 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater and rainfall have spilled in Thomasville.

The Dispatch of Lexington reported ( 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,

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