DURHAM, N.C. - The City of Durham’s Department of Water Management reports that a sanitary sewer was found overflowing at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012.
Approximately 1,200 gallons of sewage spilled from a sewer at 813 Berkeley St. and discharged into the waters of the state at an unnamed tributary of Ellerbe Creek.
City crews cleared the blockage caused by debris by 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 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 additional information, contact Steve Miller, water and sewer maintenance assistant superintendent with the City’s Department of Water Management, at (919) 560-4344.