RHODHISS — Heavy rains dumping over the area led to a wastewater spill on Catawba Avenue in Rhodhiss.
About 9,080 gallons of untreated wastewater were spilled in total over the weekend during two discharges, according to a press release from the town of Rhodhiss.
Most of the discharged untreated wastewater likely reached surface waters in Lake Hickory, the release said.
The first spill started at around 8:40 p.m. Saturday and stopped at around 5 a.m. Sunday, with a second spill starting at noon Sunday and ending around 5 p.m. Sunday, the release said.
Bumgarner’s Septic Service assisted the Rhodhiss Public Works Department, capturing nine loads of sew age that totaled 32,500 gallons from the discharge manhole during the event, preventing that untreated wastewater from reaching surface waters, the release said.
The Division of Water Resources was informed of both events on Sunday and is reviewing this matter, the release said. For more information, call the town of Rhodhiss at 828-396-8400.