Lower Neuse Riverkeeper eyes wastewater issues on Broad Creek

Environmental, Sound Rivers

Posted on August 5th, 2021

Your Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt spent Thursday taking water samples to test for E. coli at Broad Creek (off the Neuse River) near a wastewater treatment plant. Residents living near the facility have been dealing with noise and smell for years, as well as sewage spilling from the tanks, most recently last July. Residents are concerned the facility is not operating in a way that’s best for the river or themselves.

“I am looking into the facility’s history of compliance to see if things are on the up and up. There will also be a meeting with a representative of the facility, hopefully soon, to discuss the residents’ concerns,” Katy said.

We will post updates when more information about the samples and the meeting are available.

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