9,000-gallon sewage spill in the Town of Smithfield

Environmental, Neuse River Watershed, Sanitary Sewer Overflows, Sound Rivers, Water Quality

Posted on September 17th, 2021

SMITHFIELD – Johnston County Public Utilities reported a 9,000-gallon sewage spill in the Town of Smithfield, according to the Johnston County Report. The spill occurred Tuesday in the 100 block of Peedin Road.

The untreated wastewater discharged into Buffalo Creek in the Neuse River Basin. The discharge was a result of a blockage in the gravity sewer main.

The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event and is reviewing the matter.

Public notification occurred two days after the spill.

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