15,000 gallons of wastewater spills into Oak Hollow Lake in High Point

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Oak Hollow Lake (File photo)

HIGH POINT, N.C. — An estimated 15,000 gallons of wastewater spilled into Oak Hollow Lake on Sunday, according to High Point Communications Director Jeron Hollis.

The Division of Water Quality was notified of the spill on Monday, Hollis said.

The spill happened at 3900 La Port Court.

According to a news release sent out by the City of High Point, the cause of the wastewater spill is believed to be vandalism.

The Division of Water Quality is reviewing the incident, Hollis said.

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

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