Monday 19 Aug 2019

Town’s Wastewaster Spills Into River

An equipment failure leads to more than 600,000 gallons of Mount Olive wastewater spilling into the Cape Fear River. Sunday night, the Town of Mount Olive’s wastewater treatment plant suffered multiple equipment failures.  That led to approximately 637,500 gallons of untreated wastewater spilling into the Northeast Cape Fear River.  All pumps at the plant’s influent pump station failed and SCADA electronic monitoring equipment that should have notified treatment plant personnel of the pump failure also failed.  According to the release from the town, “Mount Olive’s wastewater treatment plant continues to be plagued with problems that are all too common with wastewater utilities throughout Eastern North Carolina.”


  1. Ugh says:

    Who is responsible for funding repairs at the wastewater sites?

  2. Joey says:

    Well that stinks!


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