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100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Thomasville creeks

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Officials said over 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into three creeks in Thomasville on Tuesday.

Officials said 94,450 gallons discharged from the East Davidson Pump Station into the South Hamby Creek. The spill lasted approximately 5 hours.

In a second instance, 9,000 gallons spilled into the North Hamby Creek after an 85-year-old clay pipe ruptured.

In a third instance, debris blocked a line near West Guilford Street resulting in 1,360 gallons of wastewater spilling into Hanks Branch Creek.

Officials said rain water constituted most of the volume that spilled in the first two instances.

No other information was provided.