General Statute 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when an untreated wastewater discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.
In accordance with that regulation, the following news release has been prepared and issued to media in the affected county:
The City of New Bern had a discharge of untreated wastewater on November 9, 2019 of an estimated 7,125 gallons from a broken sewer force main located near 3625 Martin Luther King Blvd. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Wilson Creek, in the Neuse River Basin.
The Division of Water Quality was notified of the event on November 10, 2019 and is reviewing the matter. For more information, contact the City of New Bern Department of Public Utilities’ Water Resources Division at (252) 639-7526.
Submitted by: Colleen Roberts, Public Information Officer, City of New Bern