Flooding causes 7+ million gallons of wastewater to overflow into Raleigh creeks

Wake County News

More than 7 million gallons of waste water overflowed into several Raleigh creeks, city officials said.

The Public Utilities Department said in a press release that heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday caused flooding, which overwhelmed the sanitary sewer system.

In total, 7,083,958 gallons of waste water spilled into Marsh, Walnut, Crabtree, and Big Branch creeks, but no fish were killed as a result, according to the press release.

The city says most of the waste water came from a broken line on Yonkers Road, spilling nearly 5 million gallons of sewage near Marsh Creek Tuesday morning.

In other areas, waste water overflowed from manholes.

The city said it has or is working to make repairs on the broken infrastructure and clean the spills.

The exact addresses are:

  • 3204 Yonkers Road
  • 1712 Mayridge Lane
  • 1201 Sunnybrook Road
  • 556 Dacian Road
  • 1551 Rock Quarry Road
  • 3409 Lassiter Falls Circle
  • 3316 Alleghany Drive
  • 3308 Holston Lane
  • 3265 Anderson Drive
  • 800 Hardimont Road

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