For Immediate Release
Date: January 31, 2015
City crews responded to a minor sewage spill caused by a grease blockage in a sewer main at 1 International Drive on Hutchinson Island on Friday, Jan. 30.
The spill was reported at 2:30 p.m. Friday, and was corrected by 4 p.m. An estimated 1,350 gallons of sewage spilled from three overflowing manholes into the storm drainage system on Hutchinson Island, which flows into the Savannah River. This is classified as a minor spill under State guidelines.
Crews cleared the blockage, pumped the sewer/storm water mix from the storm drainage system, and cleaned the area with lime. Notifications were posted on Hutchinson Island along the Savannah River. The Health Department and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division were notified. City crews will investigate grease control procedures of nearby businesses.