40,000 gallons of sewage reaches Charlotte creek

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 9:47 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- More than 40,000 gallons of partially-treated sewage has reached a creek in Charlotte.
 
The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/YmBnf4) the sewage reached Sugar Creek early Tuesday.
 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities said the sewage from the Sugar Creek wastewater plant had gone through all treatment stages except disinfection.  It is not regarded as a sewage spill under state law.
 
The utility says debris blocked a transmitter that monitors wastewater flow, turning off a disinfection system.
 
The plant treats about 13 million gallons a day.

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