3200 Gallon Wastewater Spill Reported

BENSON – Johnston County Public Utilities has reported a discharge of approximately 3,200 gallons of untreated wastewater. The spill was discovered Wednesday in the 5900 block of Raleigh Road, Benson.

The untreated wastewater discharged into a tributary to Beaverdam Creek in the Neuse River Basin. The discharge was a result of a pipeline material failure.

The NC Division of Water Resources was notified of the incident and is reviewing the matter.  For more information, contact the Johnston County Public Utilities Department at 919-989-5075.