The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater on Saturday (March 27) of an estimated 274,000 gallons at 1845 9th Street Court NW. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Lake Hickory due to a pipe failure inside the pump station.
The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event Saturday and is reviewing the matter. Hickory 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.