April 12, 2019
For Immediate Release
City Crews Respond to Major Sewage Spill
SAVANNAH, GA (April 12, 2019) — City of Savannah crews responded to a major sewage spill at 7:05 a.m. April 12, at LS 158 at the intersection of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Crossroads Parkway. An estimated 350,000 gallons spilled before the spill was corrected at 8:00 a.m. This is classified as a major spill under State Environmental Protection Division guidelines.
The spill was due to a lift station control failure. The City’s sewer maintenance staff corrected the failure and staff cleared and mitigated the spill site. Staff pumped storm water and sanitary sewer mix from the ditch to the City collection system.
Spill notifications were placed at the spill site, at St. Augustine Creek / State Route 21 and at Houlihan Bridge Boat Ramp on the Savannah River. All agencies were notified as required by state guidelines.