Durham, N.C. - The City of Durham’s Department of Water Management reports that a sanitary sewer was found overflowing at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012.
Approximately 6,000 gallons of sewage spilled from a sewer at 1918 E. Main St. and discharged into the waters of the state at an unnamed tributary of Goose Creek.
City crews cleared the blockage caused by roots and grease by 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. The area is being cleaned and disinfected. There are no immediately visible adverse environmental impacts or hazards to persons or property.
The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources has been notified.
For information, contact Steve Miller, water and sewer maintenance assistant superintendent with the City’s Department of Water Management, at (919) 560-4344.