For Immediate Release
Date: November 13, 2015
City of Savannah crews responded to a minor sewage spill at 1 Knowlton Way at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2015. The spill was caused by a lift station force main break. The total volume discharged was estimated to be 50 gallons. The amount of this spill is classified as a minor spill under State Environmental Protection Division guidelines.
The spill was corrected by 12:40 p.m., Friday, November 13. City crews shut the lift station off, contained residual waters and kept them from further entering the storm drainage system. City by-pass pumps were set up to pump waters back into the City gravity system. City vacuum trucks were utilized and City contractors repaired the force main.
Spill notifications were posted at the spill site, at St. Augustine Creek and on Crossroads Parkway where ditch crosses. All agencies required by the State EPD were notified.