City Reports Untreated Sewage Discharge
The City of Greensboro on May 4 had a discharge of approximately 1,500 gallons of untreated wastewater from its sewer main located at 404 Montrose Dr. The discharge lasted for about one hour and was due to vandalism. The sewer manhole cover had been removed and pieces of wood and sticks were thrown into the system, causing the 12" sewer main to stop-up. The untreated wastewater entered North Buffalo Creek, tributary of the Cape Fear River basin. The sewer main was unstopped by removing the debris and using a Jet Combo Truck to clean the line, preventing further discharge. Several fire hydrants were opened to allow fresh water to flush the creek and lime was spread on ground surface areas.