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Notification of Wastewater Spill

NEWTON, NC (January 13, 2014) -- 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 two sanitary sewer overflows on Jan. 12, 2014 due to heavy rainfall: 14,880 gallons at 1431 West NC 10 into a storm drain then into Hildebran Creek (Anthony Creek) and 22,320 gallons at 1432 West NC 10 into a storm drain then 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.