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Heavy Rains Cause Problems For Cary's Sewer System

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CARY, N.C. — Friday's heavy rains caused some problems for Cary's sewer system, but fortunately there is no environmental threat.

According to the town's utility director, an estimated 2,930 gallons of untreated waste from a pump station at 110 West Circle Drive and about 6,480 gallons from the pump station at 1100 Buck Jones Road escaped and went into Walnut Creek. About 6,500 gallons overflowed from Cary's northern reclamation facility at 1900 Old Reedy Creek Road and entered Crabtree Creek.

Officials said the downpour heavily diluted the waste, eliminating a threat.