Untreated sewage released into Buncombe Co. creek

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ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Untreated sewage was leaked into a tributary of Reed Creek on Montford Avenue in Buncombe County.

According to the Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County, the cause of the release was gravel, grease, and rags.

The sewage release happened Monday afternoon and continued for three and a half hours.

Over 2,000 gallons of untreated sewage was released before the problem was corrected.

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