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Grease, rags stop up sewer main

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

An 8-inch gravity sewer main was stopped up on Monday and resulted in a sewage spill of 950 gallons in a residential area.

City crews were notified at 2:07 p.m. and responded to an overflowing manhole at Avalon Drive Row east of Truman Parkway.

The sewer main was stopped up from grease and rags, according to the city. It was fixed at 3:42 p.m.

City of Savannah crews responded to a minor sewage spill from an overflowing manhole at the unopened Avalon Drive ROW east of Truman Parkway, Monday, April 29, 2013. The spill was the result of sewage stoppage in an 8-inch gravity sewer main caused by grease and rags.    The total volume discharged was 950 gallons located in a residential area.   The amount of this spill is classified as a minor spill under State Environmental Protection Division guidelines.

Crews will be installing a high-level wireless alarm to that will notify them of spillage problems.

Notices were posted at the area of storm system discharge to Kayton Canal (behind Hillcrest Cemetery) and at Kayton Canal/President Street. 

All agencies that are required to be notified Georgia Environmental Protection Division were notified.

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