Broken pipe spills nearly 5 million gallons of sewage into Charlotte creek

Broken pipe spills nearly 5 million gallons of sewage into Charlotte creek

Bruce Henderson | Charlotte Observer

An estimated 4.7 million gallons of sewage spilled into a Charlotte creek when a tree broke a 36-inch, underground wastewater pipe after a storm Monday evening, the city’s water utility said Wednesday.

The sewage flowed into Mallard Creek just east of the intersection of North Tryon Street and East Mallard Creek Church Road, near UNC Charlotte, Charlotte Water reported. The spill has been controlled, but it’s expected to take crews two to three days to repair the broken pipe…(Read the full story)

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