84,000 Gallon Sewage Spill Reported In Smithfield

Johnston County Public Utilities has confirmed 84,000 gallons of sewage spilled overnight on Highway 210 near Highway 70 in West Smithfield.

The Central Johnston County wastewater collection system had a discharge of untreated wastewater from a force main in the 100 block of Highway 210.  The untreated wastewater discharged into the Neuse River and into a pond that drains into the Neuse River.  The spill was caused by an air release valve failure.

The spill was reported to the Johnston County Department of Utilities at 10:30pm Thursday and ended at 3:30 am this morning (Friday).

The NC Division of Water Resources has been notified about the sewage spill and is reviewing the matter.