Failed Pump Leads to Wastewater Spill

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 02:09 PM gHale


A pump controller failed during Tropical Storm Hermine resulting in 125,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater leaking in Havelock, NC, Friday.

The leak occurred at 11 p.m. on Friday night. City officials said heavy rains during Hermine caused high flow rates, which eventually led to the pump controller failing.

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The wastewater entered into Slocum Creek near the treatment plant.

Workers reset the pump controller to prevent any further discharge.