LUMBERTON — Excessive rainfall and a faulty pump caused more than 7,000 gallons of waste to overflow in Lumberton this week, according to a statement from the city.
One sewer overflow occurred at 505 Noir St. on Tuesday at about 10:30 p.m. because of substantial rainfall, releasing about 3,600 gallons of waste. The spill reached surface waters in the Lumber River.
Another overflow occurred at 466 Harrill Road on Tuesday at about 11 p.m. because of a pump failure. About 4,000 gallons of waste were released. The spill reached surface waters in Meadowbranch Canal.
The Division of Water Quality was notified and is reviewing the matter. The city is required by state law to notify the public of such spills.