A Hodges sewage pump station discharged 15,000 gallons of overflow earlier this week, Ware Shoals officials said in a news release.

Runoff was contained and vacuumed with disposal equipment, but some sewage might have found its way into Mulberry Creek, located about 200 feet from the 5901 Highway 25 pump station, officials said.

An area around the overflow was cleaned and disinfected, and public health agencies were notified of the incident.