Untreated wastewater discharged in Briar Chapel

Pittsboro, NC – Old North State Water Company had a discharge of untreated wastewater on September 7, 2019 of an estimated 4,000 gallons near Hill Creek Blvd. in the Briar Chapel Community. The discharge occurred from the result of a force main break.  According to Envirolink, Inc., the untreated wastewater entered an unnamed tributary to Pokeberry Creek which is in the Cape Fear River Basin.  

Pokeberry Creek

Envirolink’s staff found no evidence that the spill impacted surface water in the Cape Fear River Basin. However, as required, Envirolink notified the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality on September 8, 2019, and the Division of Water Resources is reviewing the matter.

Envirolink operates Old North State Water Company’s wastewater collection system which provides service to the Briar Chapel Community. This notice is required by North Carolina General Statutes Article 21 Chapter 143.215.1C(a1). For more information please contact Envirolink at (252) 235-4900.