BYPASS OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER
The City of Henderson’s Sewer Collection System bypassed approximately 14,700 gallons of untreated water on May 21, 2020 due to inflow/infiltration from the heavy rain. The overflow occurred at Neatherly Street E. Rockspring Street, and the intersection of Pinkston St and Farrar Ave. Approximately 5,250 gallons of untreated water entered a tributary to Sandy Creek and 9,450 gallons was contained on the ground.
North Carolina General Statutes article 21 chapter 143.215.1c requires a press release for all bypasses of 1,000 gallons or more that enter surface waters.
Questions concerning this matter should be directed to the Public Works ORC Joey Long Jr at 252-226-4492 or Andy Perkinson at 252-431-6117
NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED WATER
General Statute 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when an untreated wastewater discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.
In accordance with that regulation, the following news release has been prepared and issued to media in the affected county(ies):
The City of Henderson experienced heavy rains on May 21 and 22 that caused flooding throughout the area. The City discharged an estimated 70,200 gallons at the Sandy Creek Pump Station, located at 482 Rock Mill Road; the release was discharged into Sandy Creek stream basin.