April 30, 2019For Immediate Release
City Crews Respond to Minor Sewage Spill
SAVANNAH, GA (April 30, 2019) — City of Savannah crews responded to a minor sewage spill at 11:43 a.m. April 30, at 794 King George Blvd. An estimated 160 gallons spilled before the spill was corrected at 12:15 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 overflowing private lateral clean-out caused by unknown blockage in 10” diameter gravity sewer main. The City’s sewer maintenance staff removed the unknown blockage and mitigated the spill site.
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 785 King George Blvd., behind houses on Westminster Drive, and at bridge over canal at Cambridge Drive. All agencies were notified as required by state guidelines.