An 11,000 gallon sewage spill was discovered in Selma today. The Town of Selma said the wastewater spill occurred on W. Noble Street. The problem was blamed on a pipe failure.
The spill is believed to have occurred for about 15 hours before it was discovered this morning. The wastewater was released into a ditch leading to an unnamed tributary of Mill Creek.
Upon discovery, the spill was contained and the pipe was repaired. Approximately 8,000 gallons of the spill was pumped back into the collection system.
The incident has been reported to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Quality according to Alex Fuller, Town of Selma Public Services Director.