Flushed wipes, grease cause 3,000 gallon sewer overflow in Garner

Dec 4, 2018

Raleigh officials are again urging residents to flush only water, human waste and toilet tissue after another large sewer spill.

According to the City of Raleigh, utility crews responded to a sanitary sewer overflow from a manhole at 1421 U.S. Highway 70 West in Garner on Saturday.

Crews were made aware of the issue at 9 a.m. and had corrected it by 2 p.m. According to officials, the overflow volume totaled 3,000 gallons and was caused by grease and flushed wipes.

On Nov. 12, another sewer overflow was reported in Raleigh when a customer called to report sewage overflowing from a manhole in front of an apartment building. The cause of that overflow was also attributed to flushed wipes.

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