The Town of Robbins had a discharge of untreated wastewater on Tuesday at approximately 7:00 a.m.
An estimated 6,800 gallons was discharged at the Main Pump Station, located on NC Highway 705 North close to Bear Creek, said the Town of Robbins in a news release. The untreated wastewater was discharged into an Bear Creek in the Cape Fear River Basin. The incident was resolved by 12:00 p.m.
The Main Pump Station was damaged in a flood during Hurricane Florence.
The plant is currently operating on a back up bypass pump until the plant is restored. The event was triggered by a high rain event Monday that caused moderate flooding throughout the community.
Feature photo of Robbins Town Manager David Lambert showing the water level in one of the town’s pumping station from Hurricane Florence flooding in September by Chris Prentice/Sandhills Sentinel.