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Crews respond to minor sewage spill on Merriweather Dr.

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

City of Savannah crews responded to a minor sewage spill at 1 Merriweather Dr. on Friday. The spill was caused by a sewer main grease blockage, which caused an overflowing manhole. The total amount discharge in the spill was 720 gallons. State Environmental Protection Division guidelines classify the incident as a minor spill.

City Water and Sewer crews were notified of the spill at 9:18 a.m. and it was corrected at 9:54 a.m. Staff will be installing a high level wireless alarm to notify of future surcharges to eliminate or minimize the occurrence of subsequent overflows.

The storm system was contained and staff implemented efforts to recover the contaminated water.

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