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Monday, June 24, 2013

​City Contains Chalice Street Sewer Spill

DURHAM, N.C. - The City of Durham’s Department of Water Management reports that a sanitary sewer was found overflowing at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013. 

Approximately 10,000 gallons of sewage spilled from a sewer manhole at 907 Chalice St. and discharged into the waters of the state at an unnamed tributary of the Eno River. 

City crews cleared the blockage caused by a manhole insert by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013. 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.

Published: 06/24/2013 - Last Edited: