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Sewage plant overwhelmed in Corolla, spills untreated wastewater

Some folks in Corolla are having trouble flushing toilets after rainwater inundated the Ocean Sands Wastewater Treatment Plant in Currituck County.

County officials say there was a discharge today of more than 1,000 gallons of untreated wastewater from the plant.

The wastewater was discharged into a moat on the south side of the plant at 743 Ocean Trail, and has been isolated to the moat, said Glen Vance, the county’s wastewater superintendent.

Heavy rain and sound flooding created the problem, he said, by causing the sewer system to be submerged and overwhelmed.

There’s no raw sewage flooding the streets, but the flooding is making it difficult to flush toilets in the area, Vance said.

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