Special to Iredell Free News

The Town of Mooresville on Saturday reported a discharge of more than 2,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into South Fork Winthrow Creek.

On estimated 2,400 gallons of untreated wastewater were released from a pump station near 217 Gabriel Drive on Saturday due to roots in the gravity sewer line, according to a town news release. The untreated wastewater was discharged into South Fork Winthrow Creek, but town staff determined the spill did not cause “immediate danger to human health or to the environment.”

North Carolina General Statute 143-215.1C requires the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment system to issue a report when an untreated wastewater discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Water Resources Division was notified of the spill on Saturday and is reviewing the matter, according to the news release.

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