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Sanitary Sewer Spill

Post Date:02/13/2018 5:00 PM

On Monday morning February 12, 2018, the City of Albany had two (2) sanitary sewer overflows into the Percosin Canal System due to heavy rainfall and a power outage in the area that affected two sanitary sewer pumping stations. The two locations were at the canal crossing on Oakridge Drive just west of Westover Boulevard and at the canal crossing at Westover Boulevard north of Phillips Drive.  Several thousand gallons are estimated to have spilled at each location. 

Crews from Albany Utility were on the scene quickly and took steps to mitigate the overflow until power was restored to the area.

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 Percosin canal for analysis and has provided the appropriate notification to Environmental Health Department.  Public Notices have been posted at the location.  Citizens are advised to avoid contact with water in the Percosin canal and downstream of the canal for the next three (3) weeks.

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



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