Q. Some time ago there was a massive raw sewage spill into the creek at River Road and Independence Boulevard. Now, each time I cross that bridge there is still a strong odor of raw sewage. Is untreated sewage still being released into that creek?
A. Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Spokesman Mike McGill said this smell is typical of a marsh and it is not related to a sewage spill. There is currently no sewage spill over into that area.
McGill said this smell can be made worse in times of wet weather.
“Any smell now would be unrelated to anything that happened in the past,” he said. “It’s simply the smell of the marsh.”
Date posted: February 5, 2014
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