9,000 Gallon Wastewater Spill Reported

SMITHFIELD – Johnston County Public Utilities reported a 9,000 sewage spill in the Town of Smithfield. The spill occurred Tuesday in the 100 block of Peedin Road.

The untreated wastewater discharged into Buffalo Creek in the Neuse River Basin. The discharge was a result of a blockage in the gravity sewer main.

The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event and is reviewing the matter.

Citizens with questions may contact the Johnston County Public Utilities Department at 919-989-5075.