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Sanitary Sewer Spill

Post Date:05/22/2018 11:00 AM

On Sunday afternoon May 20, 2018, the City of Albany had a sanitary sewer overflow into the east bank of the Flint River just south of the Oglethorpe Boulevard bridge crossing due to equipment failures at a lift station. Approximately 90,000 gallons of sewage is estimated to have spilled into the river. Crews from Albany Utility were on the scene quickly and took steps to mitigate the overflow.

As required by the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, the City of Albany has collected water quality samples upstream and downstream of the overflow location for analysis and provided the appropriate notification to Environmental Health Department.  Public Notices are posted in the area. 

For more information on the sanitary sewer spill, contact Jeff Hughes, P.E., Sewer Systems Superintendent at 229.883-6950.


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