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Wastewater Discharge Reported In Hickory

The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater Tuesday (October 25) of an estimated 1,800 gallons at 1030 Old Lenoir Road. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Frye Creek due to a pipe failure.

The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event on Tuesday and is reviewing the matter. City officials say that the water remains safe following the overflow. For more information, contact the City of Hickory Public Utilities Department at 828-323-7427.