The Town of Selma said approximately 6,200 gallons of wastewater spilled from a force main pipe on US 70 Highway on Sunday. The spill lasted about 9 hours.
The sewage was released into a wooded floodplain area. Officials said everything was done to minimize the spill once it was discovered.
About 1,000 gallons of the spilled wastewater was recovered.
The incident was blamed on a pipe failure. The spill has been reported to the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Water Resources.
Anyone with questions about the incident can contact the Town of Selma at 919-965-9841.