Thomasville reports 12,500 gallons of wastewater spilled into creek

Wastewater stock photo

Wastewater stock photo

THOMASVILLE, N.C. –The City of Thomasville says 12,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into South Hamby Creek in the Yadkin/Pee Dee River Basin on Monday.

According to the Lexington Dispatch, the spill was caused by inflow and infiltration of rainwater from the sudden heavy rains Monday morning.

The wastewater reportedly came from the East Davidson Sanitary Sewage Pump Station. Rehabilitation of this pump station is expected to be completed by October.

The N.C. Division of Environment and Natural Resources has been notified and is reviewing the matter.

Source: Lexington Dispatch