For Immediate Release
Date: December 18, 2012
City of Savannah crews responded to a minor sewage spill at 502 East River Street, Monday, December 17. The blockage was caused by a sewer force main break which caused an estimated release of 1300 gallons of sewage into the storm drainage system which flows into the Savannah River. 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 8:03 a.m. Monday, and the spill was corrected by 2:15 p.m. The force main break was repaired and the area of street and sidewalk that was impacted by the release was cleaned.
All agencies required by the State EPD were notified. Spill notification signs will be placed at areas of public access to the river in the area affected by the spill. The cause of the break will be evaluated in order determine methods to minimize future breaks.