MONROE – A pressurized pipe from the Forest Park Pump Station split, prompting 1,500 gallons of wastewater to enter North Fork Crooked Creek from 4 to 5:15 p.m. May 23, according to Union County.
The county said the overflow was not of the magnitude to cause immediate danger to human health or the environment.
All pipes, pumps and equipment were operating properly prior to the overflow. The pump station is under construction and is being replaced. The county has a program to identify and reduce stormwater entry into the sanitary sewer system.