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Partly-treated sewage released into Sugar Creek

Charlotte’s Sugar Creek wastewater treatment plant released an estimated 20,000 gallons of partially-treated sewage into the creek Saturday morning.

A computer failure prevented the wastewater from undergoing ultraviolet disinfection, the final treatment stage, said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities spokesman Cam Coley.

The system automatically shut down after 14 minutes, limiting the amount released. The plant is at Park and Tyvola roads in south Charlotte. Bruce Henderson

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