The Town of Robbins had a discharge of untreated wastewater on Saturday of an estimated 7,500 gallons at the Candor Pump Station, located near Sunset Drive in Robbins.
The untreated wastewater was discharged into Simlin Creek in the Cape Fear River Basin, said the town in a news release.
There was a discovered power failure at the lift station due to the nearby electrical damage associated with Hurricane Florence. Staff worked for over five hours to minimize overflow, but storm flow was such that the Town’s emergency response could not fully contain the spill.
The spill was reported to state agencies at Saturday evening, once the spill was contained.
Power service has been restored to the lift station and normal operations have resumed. Staff will monitor all wastewater system operations throughout the continued threat posed by Hurricane Florence.
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