OWASA officials say Thursday’s strong rains triggered an overflow of untreated wastewater from a manhole near Brigham Road in Chapel Hill.

About 13,500 gallons were spilled from 8:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. Once waters receded, OWASA workers cleaned and disinfected the area.

OWASA in is the process of designing a new, larger sewer line in the area to to increase capacity. That project is estimated to cost $840,000. Construction will start in late fall.

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