State slams Winston-Salem for 80,000-gallon sewage spill. City could be fined thousands.

North Carolina environmental officials have cited the city of Winston-Salem for a wastewater violation carrying a potential $25,000 fine in connect...

November 29, 2022
5:30 AM

North Carolina environmental officials have cited the city of Winston-Salem for a wastewater violation carrying a potential $25,000 fine in connection with two August spills totaling nearly 90,000 gallons of raw sewage.In the largest of the two spills, 80,000 gallons of untreated wastewater streamed into Peters Creek for 31 hours after contractors working for the city mistakenly redirected the flow from the sewer's main line into an abandoned section of pipe, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities said.

John Deem