For Immediate Release
Date: December 3, 2013
City of Savannah crews responded to a minor sewage spill at 2404 Dean Forest Road (north of the intersection of Darque Rd/Dean Forest), Monday, December 2, 2013. The spill was the result of an overflowing manhole caused by defect in sanitary sewer main and a blockage that resulted from a damaged manhole (damaged by third party) & parts that dropped into the sewer main. The total volume discharged was 2,440 gallons. The amount of this spill is classified as a minor spill under State Environmental Protection Division guidelines.
City Water and Sewer crews were notified of the spill at 12:58 p.m. and the spill was corrected at 3:10 p.m. City Jet/Vacuum trucks were utilized to remove sewage from overflow and area affected. The contractor excavated and repaired the damaged manhole top/ring and sewer main defect and removed manhole parts and stoppage from the main. This excavation required coordination with the electric utility to hold a power pole that was in close proximity to the excavation. The spill was further mitigated by removing and pumping contaminated water into City Lift Station which pumped flows to the treatment plant. Affected areas of the spill were covered with lime. Spill notifications were posted at Pipemaker’s Canal / Highway 21 and Pipemakers Canal / Highway 17.
All agencies required by the State EPD were notified.