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Sewage overflows into Mooresville creek

MOORESVILLE An estimated 202,000 gallons of untreated sewage entered Reeds Creek this week after a pump motor problem tripped a breaker to the pump control panel, Public Utilities Director Barry McKinnon said.

“When this panel control breaker tripped, the station pumps stopped running,” McKinnon said.

The sewage overflowed near Golf Course Drive at about noon Wednesday for about 90 minutes, he said. The spill wasn’t large enough to endanger human health or the environment, he said.

“Town staff plan to reconfigure the pump wiring so this problem will not happen again,” McKinnon said.

The overflow has been reported to the N.C. Division of Water Quality, McKinnon said.

Marusak: 704-987-3670; Twitter: @jmarusak
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