For Immediate Release
Date: August 9, 2014
City crews responded to a major sewer spill at the City of Savannah Lift Station 40 located at 198 Darque Road at 4:26 p.m. on August 8. The spill was the result of a major rain event and a lift station force main failure at Travis Field Lift Station 40 – Darque Road which caused a severe manhole overflow. The spill was estimated to be 14,850 gallons of mixed storm drainage water and sanitary sewer. The amount of the spill is classified as a major spill under the State Environmental Protection Division guidelines.
The spill was corrected at 6:05 p.m. Crews placed spill notifications and water quality sampling was done. The City will further investigate the cause of the force main failure. All agencies were notified as required by State Guidelines.