About 14,000 gallons spilled into branch of Slocum Creek

A sewer spill resulted in about 14,000 gallons of untreated wastewater flowing into a ditch that flows into Slocum Creek, according to a release by the city of Havelock.

Sewage overflowed at Oakwood Drive on Aug. 8 during a heavy rainstorm. The area has been the location of previous sewer overflows. The sewage flowed into Caps Branch, which flows into Slocum Creek and eventually the Neuse River.

The city notified the N.C. Division of Water Resources, which is reviewing the incident, according to the release.

The city is required under state law to report any sewer spill larger than 1,000 gallons that reaching surface waters.