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City crews clean up minor sewage spill

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah crews responded to a sewage spill Monday at East 65th and Abercorn streets. 

A blockage in the city sewer main caused a manhole to overflow, according to a city of Savannah news release. An estimated 875 gallons of sewage discharged into the the storm drainage system to Savannah River.

This amount classifies as a minor spill under Environmental Protection Division guidelines.

City Water and Sewer crews were notified of the spill at 9:22 a.m. Monday and the spill was corrected by 9:55 a.m. 

The sewer main blockage was cleared and removed. Staff will install a high level wireless alarm to notify of future system surcharges, the release said. 

State law requires the public be notified of all sewer spills.

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