Freeze on Sewer Hookups

Wilmington, NC – The moratorium on future hookups to the Northeast Interceptor kicks in on May 27th and will expire when work is completed on a segment along Shipyard Boulevard between Holly Tree Road and Stonewall Jackson Drive.

That work is expected to wrap up in November. But in his letter to city officials, the Division of Water Quality's Ed Beck said the moratorium could be extended if city engineering consultants find other critical segments needing repairs.

Wastewater from the city, county and Wrightsville beach flow into Northeast Interceptor, which runs nine miles long.

In a released statement the city said it's working with the county and Wrightsville Beach to meet the state's request for repairs and find ways to limit wastewater flow into the line.