The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater Wednesday (August 5) of an estimated 12,500 gallons at 1845 9th Street Court NW. The discharge occurred due to heavy rainfall in the area. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Lake Hickory.
City officials say that the water is safe following the overflow. The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event Thursday (August 6), and they were reviewing the matter. For more information, contact the City of Hickory Public Utilities Department at (828) 323-7427.