HAVELOCK, N.C. (WNCT) – A failed pump controller during Tropical Storm Hermine is being blamed for leaking 125,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater in Havelock.
It happened around 11 p.m. on Friday night.
City officials said heavy rains during Hermine caused high flow rates, which eventually lead to the pump controller failing.
The wastewater entered into Slocum Creek near the treatment plant. The pump controller was reset to prevent any further discharge.