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County Reports Sewage Spill Near T.W. Alexander Drive

Post Date:08/01/2019 3:47 PM

Durham, NC The Utility Division of the Durham County Engineering and Environmental Services Department reported a discharge of approximately 418,880 gallons of untreated wastewater from its wastewater collection system near 105 T.W. Alexander Drive. The discharge was discovered on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, and was estimated to have begun 14 days prior. The untreated wastewater entered into an unnamed tributary that discharges to Burdens Creek. The cause of the discharge was a pipe collapse due to stream bank erosion.


The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Water Resources was notified of the spill. For more information, call Durham County Engineering and Environmental Services Deputy Director/Publicly Owned Treatment Works Director Stephanie Brixey at (919) 560-9034.



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