Vandalism causes sewer overflow in Raleigh
Posted June 13, 2010 9:43 p.m. EDT
Updated June 14, 2010 11:26 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.