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Notification of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater

Post Date:11/14/2019 5:45 PM


Notification of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater

Chatham County Public Utilities experienced a discharge of untreated wastewater totaling 1,500 gallons due to a blockage. At 12:50 p.m. on November 12, 2019, the discharge was discovered by County staff at a manhole located just outside the Bynum Wastewater Treatment Plant at 214 Bynum Church Rd. in Pittsboro. The blockage was removed and discharge was stopped at 1:47 p.m. on November 12, 2019. The untreated wastewater was discharged into the Haw River.

The NCDEQ - Division of Water Quality Raleigh Regional Office was notified of the event within the 24 hour requirement. For more information please contact Larry Bridges, Chatham County Utilities Director at (919) 542-8238.


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