Town officials said about 4,200 gallons of sewage spilled into an unnamed tributary on Wednesday near Secretariat Drive, which is off Brawley School Road near U.S. 21.
The spill wasn’t large enough to harm humans or the environment, said Barry McKinnon, the town’s public utilities director.
The sewage overflowed when a contractor for the town was cleaning and inspecting off-road sewer lines with a camera but inadvertently left a plug in the line after an inspection, McKinnon said.
A resident noticed the spill and contacted town staff, McKinnon said. Staff arrived, found the problem and immediately fixed it, he said. “We have addressed this issue with the contractor accordingly,” McKinnon said.
The town reported the overflow to the N.C. Division of Water Resources, he said.