Discharge of 8,400 gallons of untreated wastewater took place in Briar Chapel on July 26

Pittsboro, NC – Old North State Water Company had a discharge of untreated wastewater on July 26, 2020 of an estimated 8,400 gallons near Great Ridge Parkway in the Briar Chapel Community. The discharge occurred from the result of a split in the force main pipe. According to Envirolink, Inc., the untreated wastewater entered an unnamed tributary to Pokeberry Creek which is in the Cape Fear River Basin.

Envirolink’s staff found 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 July 26, 2020, 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.