January 15, 2019
For Immediate Release
City Crews Respond to Minor Sewage Spill
SAVANNAH, GA (January 15, 2019) — City of Savannah crews responded to a minor sewage spill at 3:08 p.m. January 14, at 101 St. George Blvd. An estimated 4,100 gallons spilled before the spill was corrected at 4:30 p.m. This is classified as a minor spill under State Environmental Protection Division guidelines.
The spill was due to an overflowing manhole caused by grease blockage in the gravity sewer main. The City’s sewer maintenance staff removed grease blockage and mitigated the manhole overflow.
By-pass pumps were placed to remove affected storm drainage flows in the ditch and lime was spread on areas that came in contact with sewage/sewage mix/discharge.
Spill notifications were placed at the spill site, at the backside of 101 St. George Blvd., behind houses on Westminster Drive, and at the canal at Cambridge Drive. All agencies were notified as required by state guidelines.