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Wastewater Discharge Reported In Hickory

The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater on Wednesday (December 27) of an estimated 208,000 gallons at 310 Cloninger Mill Road. The discharge was caused by heavy rain that overloaded the system. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Falling Creek. No environmental impact was observed.

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