sewage

Tropical Storm Fred causes 2.8 million gallons of sewage to spill in DeKalb County

Tropical Storm Fred causes 2.8 million gallons of sewage to spill in DeKalb County

Heavy rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred on Aug. 17 caused a total of 2.8 million gallons of sewage to spill into DeKalb County waterways at 13 locations. Tropical Storm Fred dumped three to four inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period throughout much of DeKalb, causing flooding and severe stormwater runoff. The spills, including a 2.5-million-gallon spill from a manhole located near Meadow Creek Path, was caused by stormwater intrusion into the wastewater system. This spill, which flowed into the South River, accounted for 90 percent of the total spill volume on Aug. 17. Federal and state agencies…
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Elsa leaves sewer spills in her wake

Elsa leaves sewer spills in her wake

VALDOSTA -- Tropical Storm Elsa brought rain and sewage overflows to Valdosta Wednesday. According to city officials, the City of Valdosta received more than three inches of rain from Tropical Storm Elsa in addition to about nine inches of rain received¬†during the past two weeks. These rain events saturated the ground causing inflow and infiltration into the sanitary sewer system. The excess flow exceeded the capacity of the collection system causing intermittent sewage spills at several manholes. On Wednesday the city identified seven seven locations in which these overflows occurred: 800 Block of Gornto Road = 43,350 gallons200 Block of…
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