New Info: Discharge of untreated wastewater reported in Beaufort

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – There’s an update on the discharge in the town of Beaufort.

With a lot of the water receding, town spokesman Donovan Willis says it’s no longer a problem.

The town is pumping water from manholes to try and keep them from over flowing again.

“I can’t prevent the tides from happening again, but all we can do is [to] continue doing what we were doing,” explained Donovan Willis, Town of Beaufort. “We can work around the clock and stay as on top of it as possible.”

Original Story:

Willis says when the tides receded the wastewater went away with it.

At least 1,000 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged into waterways in Beaufort Monday.

Town officials say, after flooding along Front Street, an undetermined amount of untreated waste water discharged into Taylor’s Creek in the White Oak River basin.

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

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