The City of Henderson experienced a sewer spill of approximately 1,200 gallons in the collection system due to a blockage in the sewer main. The blockage was removed and the Jet-Vac Truck was used to unstop the sewer main.
Collections system personnel raked all debris and performed other methods to properly address the spill.
This occurred in the area of Shirley Drive Outfall on July 11th, 2017. The overflow entered Nutbush Creek.
North Carolina General Statues article 21 chapter 143.215.1c requires a press release for all bypasses of 1,000 gallons or more that enter surface waters.
Questions concerning this matter should be directed to the Public Services ORC Joey Long Jr. at 252-226-4492 or Andy Perkinson at 252-431-6118.