MORGANTON -- An estimated 140,000 gallons of wastewater were spilled from the Burke County Sewer Collection system into the Catawba River basin on Saturday, according to a public notice issued by the county.
The spill came from a manhole just outside the Indian Hills Pump Station. The untreated wastewater spilled into Drowning Creek in the Catawba River Basin. The spill occurred as a result of heavy rains in the area. The spill lasted for approximately 6.5 hours and was stopped once the heavy rains subsided in the immediate area.