Around 14,000 gallons of untreated wastewater reached a part of Beaverdam Creek Monday morning because of a failed pipe at the 211 Water Treatment Plant in Southport.
There were no recommended actions for the public, officials said Monday afternoon in the notice required by state law.
Brunswick County Public Utilities officials said that the failure was caused by a split in the 4-inch force main pipe at the facility at 4305 Southport-Supply Road.
Staff was alerted at 8:20 a.m. Monday and completed the repair by 11 a.m., officials said.
Based on the force main size and time of discharged prior to isolation, it was determined that about 14,000 gallons wastewater reached the tributary of Beaverdam Swamp, a part of Beaverdam Creek, which connects to Calf Gully Creek then flows into the Intracoastal Waterway.
Staff used pumper trucks to recover remaining wastewater on-site and lime stabilized the affected areas as applicable.