Notification of wastewater spill in Catawba County

NEWTON, NC (July 29, 2013) -- House Bill 1160, which the General Assembly enacted in July 1999, requires municipalities, animal operations, industries and others who operate waste handling systems to issue news releases when a waste spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

In accordance with that regulation, the following news release has been prepared and issued to media in Catawba County:

The City of Newton experienced a sanitary sewer overflows on July 27, 2013 due to heavy rainfall: 3,340 gallons at 210 N. Ashe Ave. into Hildebran Creek (Anthony Creek).

The Division of Water Quality has been notified of the event and is reviewing the matter. For more information, contact Dennis Falder, Collection and Distribution Superintendent, at 828-695-4298.