For Immediate Release
Date: November 3, 2015
City of Savannah crews responded to a minor sewage spill at 6806 Forest Park Drive at 12:37 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2015. The spill was caused by the collapse of a gravity sanitary sewer main which in turn caused two manholes to overflow. The total volume discharged was estimated to be 4,800 gallons. The amount of this spill is classified as a minor spill under State Environmental Protection Division guidelines.
The spill was corrected by 1:41 p.m., Monday, November 2. City crews contained the flow in a storm ditch and set up a by-pass pump to pump the storm/sewage water mix to the City’s sanitary sewer collection system. City vacuum trucks and a contractor tanker removed extraneous/residual flows from the area. The collapsed sewer main is under repair.
Spill notifications were placed at the spill site, at 200 Eisenhower where ditch crosses Eisenhower Drive, and at the Harmon Canal boat ramp. All agencies required by the State EPD were notified.