30,000-40,000 gallons of wastewater spills near Kennedy Creek

Published 10:30 am Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

From City of Washington Public Works

The City of Washington had a discharge of untreated wastewater from the collection system on Monday January 15, 2024 around 10am. A sewer force main near the intersection of Grimes and Whispering Road ruptured, causing approximately 30,000 – 40,000 gallons of untreated wastewater to spill, with approximately 1,500 gallons having the potential to reach Kennedy Creek, in the Tar-Pamlico River Basin. From notification of the spill, City crews were able to isolate the spill within two hours. The wastewater was contained and removed by City crews. Clean up efforts continued into the night. Repairs to the force main have been completed.

The North Carolina Division of Environmental Quality was been notified of the event on Monday January 15, 2024.

This notice was required by North Carolina General Statues Article 21, Chapter 143.215C. For more information contact the City of Washington Public Works Department at 252-975-9332.