INDIAN TRAIL – Officials with Union County Public Works say someone pulled up a manhole cover March 13 and dumped trash down into the sewer, causing an overflow near Bryson Road that reached South Fork Crooked Creek.
Someone threw sticks, plywood, cardboard boxes and large rocks down the sewer, which caused a blockage and the overflow. Around 18,900 gallons of wastewater spilled from the sewer, with an unknown amount reaching the creek. It took public works officials roughly nine hours to fix the blockage.
The public works department notified the Union County Sheriff’s Office of the vandalism. The department said the spill didn’t cause “immediate danger to human health or the environment.”