A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department crew repaired a wastewater leak Friday afternoon that caused manhole to overflow on Beaty Street.
A CMUD crew was cleaning a blocked sewer pipe up the sewer lime Friday afternoon whem workers found the manhole overflowing.
An estimated 210 gallons of sewage reached Lake Davidson. A clog of kitchen grease caused wastewater to overflow, CMUD said in an announcement.
Workers got to the spill within 12 minutes. No dead fish were found associated with this overflow.
It was the second time in a week that CMUD responded to a spill into Lake Davidson. The first spill occurred on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.
“Fatty meats, oils, and other food leftovers solidify and clog plumbing and sewer pipes,” CMUD spokesman Cam Coley said in an announcement Friday afternoon. “We can all help by tossing leftover food in the trash instead of down the kitchen sink. Recycle excess oils from frying pans or freeze oil in a container and then toss in the trash.”