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 Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 4:10 P.M. and as of Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. had stopped. A total of 8,250 gallons has been spilled.
The untreated waste entered the headwaters of the North East Cape Fear River. The spill occurred as a result of 2.0 inches of rainfall over a 30 minute period in our area.
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.