The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater on Tuesday (April 18) of an estimated 6,600 gallons near 11th Avenue Circle NW. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Cripple Creek.
The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event Wednesday (April 19) and is reviewing the matter. A news release from the city says that the water remains safe after overflow. For more information contact the City of Hickory Public Utilities Department at 828-323-7427.