Johnston County reports two wastewater discharges

SMITHFIELD–ohnston County, in accordance with state law, reported two wastewater spills on Sunday, Sept. 16.

The Johnston County wastewater collection system had the following discharges of untreated wastewater on Friday, Sept. 14,  caused by excessive rainfall amounts, extreme weather conditions and flooding associated with Tropical Storm Florence:

  • Approximately 4,500 gallons in the vicinity of 748 Devil’s Racetrack Road, Four Oaks was discharged into an unnamed tributary to the Neuse River.
  • Approximately 1,500 gallons in the vicinity of 96 Hillsboro Road, Four Oaks was discharged into Meadow Branch, a tributary to Black Creek.

The Division of Water Resources was notified of the events on Friday, Sept. 15 and is reviewing the matter.  For more information, contact the Johnston County Public Utilities Department at (919) 989-5075.

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