For Immediate Release
Date: February 15, 2013
City of Savannah crews responded to a minor sewage spill at N/W Corner of Lincoln / River Street, Friday, February 15. The wet-well for Lift Station # 21 on River Street was being cleaned early Friday morning and a malfunction occurred on the debris tank door of the Vac Truck. The door opened discharging sewage from the tank onto the ground surface and before it could be recovered and cleaned up, a portion of it drained to the City Storm System and the Savannah River. The total volume discharged 40 gallons. The amount of this spill is classified as a minor spill under State Environmental Protection Division guidelines.
City Water and Sewer crews were notified of the spill at 12:15 a.m. today, and the spill was corrected by 12:16a.m. The Sewer Conveyance staff vacuumed and cleaned the sewage.
All agencies required by the State EPD were notified.