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Press Release


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Press Release:
December 30, 2020

BYPASS OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER

The City of Henderson’s Sewer Collection System bypassed approximately 115,180 gallons of untreated water on December 24, 2020 due to inflow/infiltration from heavy rain.  The overflows occurred at Sandy Creek Pump Station, and several manholes including Neatherly Street, intersection of Alexander Avenue/S. Elizabeth Street, intersection of Alexander Avenue/Willow Lane, intersection of Pinkston Street/Farrar Ave, S. Pinkston treet (Green Acres).  Approximately 114,420 gallons of untreated water entered a tributary to Sandy Creek. Approximately 760 gallons of untreated water 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 Joey Long Jr - Collection System ORC at 252-226-4492, Christy Lipscomb - HWRF Interim Director/ORC at 252-430-9387, or Public Works Director - Andy Perkinson at 252-431-6117.