Mount Olive Announces Wastewater Discharge

Mount Olive Announces Wastewater Discharge

The Town of Mount Olive reports it had a discharge of untreated sewer from inside the Town’s wastewater treatment plant at 408 Wilkins Farm Road. The spill was discovered on Saturday, February 13, at 7:30 P.M. and was still ongoing as of Sunday, February 14, at 4:30 P.M. and. A total of 441,000 gallons had been spilled.

The untreated waste entered the headwaters of the North East Cape Fear River. The spill occurred as a result of 2.85 inches of rainfall over a 72 hour period in our area.

This notice was required by North Carolina General Statutes Article 21 Chapter 143.215C.

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