Wastewater spills reported in Alamance County, High Point

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Two wastewater spills were reported in the Piedmont on Friday, 15,000 gallons in the Village of Alamance and 8,000 gallons in High Point.

Local officials said the Village of Alamance had a wastewater spill at two of its lift stations.

In that spill, the untreated wastewater spilled into Little Alamance Creek, a tributary of the Haw River.

Officials said one lift station is off of South N.C. 62 and the other is off of Councilman Road. The spill is estimated in excess of 15,000 gallons.

Authorities said a pump around was installed to stop the overflow. A generator has been installed at the Councilman lift station and has stopped its overflow, according to officials.

Authorities said the city of High Point had a wastewater spill of an estimated 8,000 gallons Friday at a home at 3507 Bentbrook.

City officials said the untreated wastewater spilled into Oak Hollow Lake.

The wastewater spill was caused by a surcharge due to heavy rain, according to officials.

Officials from both areas said the Division of Water Quality was notified of the incidences on Saturday and are reviewing the matter.

House Bill 1160, which the General Assembly enacted in July 1999, requires that municipalities, animal operations, industries and others who operate waste handling systems issue news releases when a waste spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

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