YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. (WNCN)– An estimated 65,000 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged from a pump station in Youngsville.
According to Franklin County officials, the discharge came from Youngsville Regional pump station. It started at 2:02 p.m. and continued until 7:47 p.m. on Friday.
The discharge of wastewater was estimated to be around 65,000 gallons. Approximately 62,000 gallons entered into an unnamed tributary of Richland Creek, which is a tributary of the Neuse River Basin.
Officials said the discharge was a result of heavy rain from Tropical Storm Elsa.
Franklin County Public Utilities staff went to the site and started cleanup after the discharge stopped, officials said.