Wastewater overflows into Neshobe: Second time over a million gallons of sewage spill into river within a month
Polly Lynn Mikula | Mountain Times
Old pipes and erosion led to a break in a Brandon sewer pipe, spilling over one million gallons of sewage into the Neshobe River. This is the second time in a month that over a million gallons of wastewater has dumped into the river.
The most recent break occurred April 4-5 in two locations. At 500 Union Street over one million gallons of discharged treated and partially disinfected effluent spilled into the Neshobe, and at Mill Street and Conant Square 500,000-1,000,000 gallons of discharged untreated sewage spilled into the river.
Less than a month prior, on March 7, another spill of over a million gallons of raw sewage went into the Neshobe. Brandon Town Manager Dave Atherton then said the area around the pipe, down past Mill Lane almost to the post office, had eroded and exposed the 12-inch concrete sewer pipe, which dates back to the 1930s. The pipe was broken open in two places where it runs along the Neshobe between two manholes…(Read the full story)