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Posted on: May 19, 2017

City crews respond to minor sewage spill

For Immediate Release
Date: May 19, 2017

City of Savannah crews responded to a minor sewage spill at Paulsen Street and East Waldburg Street at 12:53 p.m. on Thursday, May 18. The spill was the result of a sewer stoppage. The total volume discharged was estimated to be 940 gallons. The amount of this spill is classified as a minor spill under State Environmental Protection Division guidelines.

The spill was corrected by 1:40 p.m. City crews by-passed the sewer main to stop the sewage discharge, cleared the stoppage, and cleaned up the area with a City of Savannah Jet Vacuum truck. Spill notification markers were placed at the spill site, Savannah River, near City LS 143 north of Harbor Street and at East Coast Terminals. All agencies required by the State EPD were notified.

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