NOTICE OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED SEWAGE
Last updated 8/19/2020 at 3:52pm
The City of Brevard experienced a discharge of untreated sewage from the sewer pump station located on Gallimore Road and occurred as a result of rain attributed inflow from precipitation received from Tuesday, August 11th through Wednesday, August 12th, 2020. Rainfall amounts totaling 2.44” were reported by the National Weather Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority. The discharge event lasted for approximately three (3) hours. Collections System and Maintenance Division personnel mobilized and captured five (5) loads totaling 12,500 gallons of sewage from the lift station manhole during the event with an additional two (2) loads totaling 5,000 gallons of sewage from the lift station manhole post event preventing a total of 17,500 gallons from reaching surface waters of Singing Branch in the Jumping Branch Basin. Personnel remained on duty and monitored pump speed and pressures during the event. The total estimated volume of the discharge was 22,500 gallons. Required remediation of the discharge site was completed once the event ended and flow subsided.
Citizens are reminded that any discharge of storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, and subsurface drainage connected to the city sewer system is a violation of the City Code of Ordinances. Customers uncertain of the soundness of their connection to the sewer system may call the City of Brevard Public Works Department at (828) 884-2171 Option 4 to confirm if they have a broken clean out or improperly attached roof drain or sump pump. This notice was required by North Carolina General Statutes Article 21 Chapter 143.215.C.
This the 14th day of August, 2020.
Jim Fatland, City Manager
City of Brevard
95 W. Main Street
Brevard, NC 28712