Large Sewage Spills Blamed On Florence

Johnston County Public Utilities announced Sunday afternoon the county wastewater collection system had two discharges of untreated wastewater from Saturday to Sunday.

The spills were caused by excessive rainfall amounts, extreme weather conditions and flooding associated with Florence, which caused rainwater, stormwater and floodwater infiltration into the County’s collection system:

  • Approximately 40,200 gallons in the vicinity of 400 Fawnbrook Drive was discharged into
    a tributary to Holts Lake.
  • Approximately 69,000 gallons in the vicinity of 1457 W Noble Street, Selma was discharged into an unnamed tributary to the Neuse River.

The NC Division of Water Resources was notified of the events and is investigating both spills. Citizens with questions can contact the Johnston County Public Utilities Department at 919-989-5075.