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City: Grease blockage results in sewage spill

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A grease blockage was responsible for spilling 600 gallons of sewage Thursday along Victory Drive, according to the city of Savannah.

The spill occurred at the intersection of Victory Drive and Hibiscus Drive. Grease stopped up an 8-inch gravity sanitary sewer main. The spill is classified as minor Georgia Environmental Protection Division guidelines, according to the city.

City Water and Sewer crews were notified of the spill at 6:21 p.m. and the spill was fixed at 7:20 p.m. They cleared the blockage and mitigated and storm drainage was contained to keep more sewage from going into the canal.

Crews will be installing a manhole level alert alarm so staff can be notified when the sewer system is surcharged to identify overflows beforehand, according to the city. The street, gravity sanitary sewer main and storm drainage line were cleaned. A city team will investigate the source of grease blockage. 

Notices about the spill were posted at Eisenhower Drive / Casey Canal; Montgomery Crossroads / Casey Canal and Sallie Mood / Casey Canal. Agencies required by the EPD were notified.

 

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