Massive Wastewater Spill In North Carolina Possibly Impacting Thousands
It seems like this happens every other week. Begging the question, what is going on here? A massive wastewater spill in North Carolina could possibly impact thousands of people.
According to Channel 9 in Charlotte, almost 4,000 gallons of wastewater spilled into McMullen Creek in the Catawba River watershed. Charlotte water officials told the television station it happened on Thursday. What caused this spillage and what can be done to prevent them in the future?
Charlotte water officials say a blockage of debris caused the spill. Cam Coley, a spokesperson for Charlotte Water had this very direct and necessary thing to say. “A majority of wastewater overflows can be prevented with your help”; “Anything put in plumbing or a manhole can cause wastewater overflows, spilling raw sewage into your street, your creek, or even inside your own home”. This quote is directly from WSOCTV.com. No other details are available.
Meanwhile, in Lancaster County, South Carolina, some homeowners say their tap water has a strange odor. This has reportedly been going on for three weeks now. Homeowners say the water looks normal but they say it tastes and smells “weird”. Lancaster County water and sewer allegedly tested the water and said it was fine. For more on this story, go to our trusted source, Channel 9.