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Last updated 11/23/2020 at 5:04pm

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 on Thursday, November 12th, 2020. Rainfall amounts totaling 2.23” were reported by the National Weather Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority. The discharge event lasted for approximately 1.50 hours. Collections System and Maintenance Division personnel mobilized and captured 2 loads totaling 5,000 gallons of sewage from the lift station manhole #GB-056 during the event with an additional 3 loads totaling 7,500 gallons of sewage from the lift station manhole post event preventing a total of 12,500 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 4,500 gallons. In association with the discharge event at the Gallimore Road Lift Station and during the same rain event, Brushy Creek Basin manhole BC-039, located on Silversteen Drive near the intersection of Aiken Street, also discharged. Though the discharge was not visibly seen by staff, the Collections System ORC saw evidence surrounding the manhole (paper and debris) at approximately 6:15 AM indicating a discharge had occurred. Flow was inhibited upstream to the Silversteen Drive area and was a result of the discharge at the Gallimore Road Lift Station. The event stopped when flow subsided. Debris was removed; grass seed and straw were spread on ground surrounding both manholes (#GB-056 at the Gallimore Road Lift Station and #BC-039 on Silversteen Drive) and affected areas.

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 18th day of November, 2020.

Jim Fatland, City Manager

City of Brevard

95 W. Main Street

Brevard, NC 28712



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