A discharge of an estimated 3,000 gallons of untreated wastewater has entered a tributary of the Pasquotank River, the city of Elizabeth City reported Friday.
The discharge was caused by a sanitary sewer overflow in the city’s storm drains that started in the city parking lot at South McMorrine and East Grice streets, the city said in a press release. The untreated wastewater then flowed into Charles Creek.
The N.C. Division of Water Quality was notified of the discharge and is reviewing the matter, the city said.
The discharge of untreated wastewater is the city’s second this month. The city reported a discharge of approximately 24,000 gallons of untreated wastewater during a heavy rainstorm on Feb. 6.
Wastewater from that discharge also entered Charles Creek near Hoffler Street, the 1000 block of Southern Avenue, the 1000 block of Dawson Street, the 1100 block of Camden Avenue, the 1900 block of Rivershore Road, and near the intersection of Hunnicutt Avenue and Flora Street, the city said.