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Notification of Wastewater Spill in Catawba County

NEWTON, NC (March 8, 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 a sanitary sewer overflow on March 7, 2014 due to unknown debris: 9,750 gallons at 1004 N. Gaither Ave. with 7,310 gallons entering Snow Hill 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.