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Last updated 3/29/2021 at 4:30pm

The City of Brevard experienced a discharge of untreated sewage from manhole #LO-052 located on Broadview Circle in the Lambo Creek Basin on Thursday, March 18th, 2021. Rainfall amounts totaling 3.34” were received in Brevard from Tuesday, March 16th through Thursday, March 18th, 2021 as reported by the National Weather Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority. This discharge was attributable to the combination of noted heavy rainfall and a sewer main blockage resulting from root intrusion discovered at the manhole site. The discharge event lasted for approximately three (3) hours. The total estimated volume of the discharge was 7,500 gallons. Required remediation of the discharge site was completed Thursday, March 18th, 2021.

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 22nd day of March, 2021.

Jim Fatland, City Manager

City of Brevard

95 W. Main Street

Brevard, NC 28712



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