The City of Hickory reports a discharge of 3,150 gallons of untreated wastewater yesterday (August 25) at 3987 Section House Road. The wastewater was discharged into Lyle Creek due to a large river rock in the bottom of a manhole that stopped up a pipe and caused the manhole to overflow. A press release issued by the city today states that the water remains safe.
The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event today and is reviewing the matter. For more information, contact the City of Hickory Public Utilities Department at 828-323-7427.