On Wednesday (March 23) the City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater totaling an estimated 18,000 gallons at 1845 9th Street Court NW. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Lake Hickory due to flooding from a heavy rain event.
According to city officials, the water remains safe following the overflow. The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event today (March 24) and is reviewing the matter. For more information, contact the City of Hickory Public Utilities Department at 828-323-7427.