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Last updated 4/1/2021 at 9:21am


The City of Brevard had a discharge of untreated sewage from sewer lift station manhole #GB-056 located on Gallimore Road due to heavy rain associated with a strong storm system that moved through the region on Thursday, March 25, 2021. TVA reported 4.50” total precipitation was received in Brevard on this date. The event began at approximately 4:22 PM and continued for 12 hours. In total, the estimated volume of the discharge was 36,000 gallons. Pump and haul personnel were able to capture 20 loads of sewage from lift station manhole #GB-056 during the event. This amount was hauled to the Waste Treatment Facility for disposal preventing an additional 50,000 gallons from entering surface waters of Brushy Creek Basin. In association with the discharge event at the Gallimore Road Lift Station, Brushy Creek Basin manhole #BC-039, located on Silversteen Drive near the intersection of Aiken Street, also discharged. This discharge was a result of the Gallimore Road Lift Station event; lasted approximately 6 hours, and the estimated volume of discharge for manhole #BC-039 was 53,400 gallons. Both events ended as flow subsided with approved methods of remediation occurring on Friday, March 26, 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 cleanout or improperly attached roof or sump pump. This notice was required by the North Carolina General Statutes Article 21 Chapter 143.215.C.

This the 29th day of March, 2021.

James R. Fatland,

City Manager

City of Brevard

95 W. Main Street

Brevard, NC 28712



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