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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 Town of Smithfield is reporting the following:
On November 11th and 12th, the Town of Smithfield experienced multiple untreated wastewater discharges due to the excessive flooding the town experienced. Six individual sites were discovered releasing untreated wastewater into the storm sewer or the adjacent ditches. Approximately 150,000 gallons was discharged into tributaries leading directly to the Neuse River.
The Division of Water Resources was notified of all incidents occurring within the Town of Smithfield on November 11 and 12, 2020. For more information, please contact the Town of Smithfield Public Utilities Department at (919) 934-2798.
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350 East Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
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