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Last updated 11/5/2020 at 10:19am

The City of Brevard experienced a discharge of untreated sewage from the sewer lift station located on Gallimore Road and occurred as a result of rain attributed inflow from precipitation received from Wednesday, October 28th through Thursday, October 29th, 2020. Rainfall amounts totaling 3.26” were received in Brevard these dates as reported by the National Weather Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority. The discharge event lasted for approximately five (5) hours. Collections System and Maintenance Division personnel mobilized and captured one (1) load of sewage totaling 2,500 gallons prior to the event, an additional eight (8) loads of sewage totaling 20,000 gallons during the event with an additional three (3) loads totaling 7,500 gallons of sewage from the lift station manhole post event preventing a total of 30,000 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 28,500 gallons. Required remediation of the discharge site included removal of paper with placement of lime and straw and was completed this same date.

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 30th day of October, 2020.

Jim Fatland, City Manager

City of Brevard

95 W. Main Street

Brevard, NC 28712



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