Sewer Lift Station 22 Overflow
On Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 9:20 p.m. there was an internal electrical system failure at Sewer Lift Station #22, South of Oakridge Drive. Crews from Jacobs and the City quickly responded to diagnose the situation and mitigate the overflow. It should be noted that this overflow has no effect on drinking water.
During the three hours when the station was down, it is estimated that 195,000 gallons of untreated wastewater was discharged from a manhole adjacent to the station. Some of the flow was captured by City vac trucks, and a portion was discharged into the Flint River. As previously discussed, the City has engaged Jacobs to provide a condition assessment on the City’s 108 Sewer Stations which will begin on Monday, July 9th, 2018.
As required by the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, the City of Albany is collecting water quality samples upstream and downstream of the overflow location for analysis and has provided the appropriate notification to Environmental Health Department. Public Notices are posted in the area.
For more information on the overflow, contact Kyle Holder with Jacobs at 478-954- 1876.