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Vandalism causes sewer overflow in Raleigh

Posted June 13, 2010
Updated June 14, 2010

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— Raleigh authorities said a case of vandalism caused a sewer to overflow for five days.

City staff were alerted to the overflow from a sewer main next to 106 WineSap Place at 5:50 p.m. Friday.

The overflow was stopped by 9 p.m. that night. However, authorities estimated the overflow had occurred for approximately five days before being reported.

During that time, an estimated 48,000 gallons of sewage entered a private water impoundment and an unnamed tributary of Marsh Creek.

The overflow was caused by vandalism to a sanitary sewer manhole, authorities said.


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  • jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Jun 14, 2010

    Too bad no one caught the suspect(s) on camera vandelizing the manhole ... punishment should be to dunk the suspect(s) into the 48k gal of poo.

  • beachboater Jun 14, 2010

    I think I would be rather upset if that was my private water impoundment that had received 48,000 gallons of poo.

  • carolinarox Jun 14, 2010

    March Creek????? I think you might mean Marsh Creek.