City reports wastewater spills

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

More than 6,700 gallons of wastewater spilled from various manholes throughout the city Friday, according to a state-mandated report from the city of Sanford.

The spills, reportedly caused by the recent weather conditions, occurred on Third, Rose, Makepeace and Market streets and Maple Avenue.

“An estimated total of 6,890 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into the Big Buffalo and Little Buffalo Creek in the Cape Fear River Basin,” according to the report. The site was raked and limed.

The Division of Water Quality and local media outlets were contacted Saturday.