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864,000 gallons of wastewater spill

The Town of Nashville experienced discharges of 864,000 gallons of untreated wastewater last Wednesday.

Public Works Director Lee Brown reported two separate discharges were from the town's wastewater collection system and both occurred last Wednesday, July 17. The third discharge occurred on Sunday, June 21.

Brown reported one discharge at a manhole near 921 N First Street of around 720,000 gallons. The discharge occurred last Wednesday, July 17 for around 24 hours. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Stoney Creek in the Tar River Basin.

The second discharge from the town's wastewater collection system occurred at a manhole near 210 Church Street of around 48,000 gallons. The discharge occurred for around eight hours.

The third discharged was at a manhole on the Clarendon Drive outfall of around 96,000 gallons. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Stoney Creek in the Tar River Basin.

"The surrounding area is being remediated and there are no immediately visible adverse environmental impacts or hazards to persons or property," Brown said in a press release.


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