For Immediate Release
Date: October 8, 2016
City of Savannah Water Resources crews responded to two minor sewage spills today, both related to the heavy rains. Both spills were classified as minor spills under State Environmental Protection Division guidelines. All regulatory authorities were notified. Public notification is required per State guidelines.
Windsor Road and Deerfield Drive
The spill took place at 1:42 pm on Oct. 8. An estimated 135 gallons were spilled before being corrected at 2:10 p.m. The spill was caused by the weather event causing a lift station to malfunction and the manhole to overflow. Crews turned off the upstream station to stop the spill and the malfunction was corrected. Spill notification markers were placed at the spill site and Bells Landing at the east end of Apache Drive. All entities (Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and Heath Department) were contacted.
1834 Mitchell Street
The spill took place at 1:42 pm on Oct. 8. An estimated 150 gallons were spilled before being corrected at 1:57 pm. The major rain event caused an overflow of storm water and sewage mix from a manhole to the storm system. Crews modified station operations and used City Vac. trucks to reduce surcharge from the gravity sewer system. Spill notification markers were placed at the spill site where discharge went into the canal, along with Mulberry Canal at Stiles Avenue. No recreational access in area. All entities (Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and Heath Department) were contacted.