City crews responded to a minor sewage spill Sunday at Kollack
Street south of West 39th Street.
The spill occurred due to a force main failure at Lift Station 26,
according to a city news release. There were 3,880 gallons of sewage discharged
as a result. The spill is classified as minor under Georgia Environmental
Protection Division guidelines.
City Water and Sewer crews were notified of the spill at 1:58 p.m.
It was fixed at 4 p.m.
Station 26 was shut down and initially 12 upstream sewer lift stations also had
to be temporarily shut down, while Jet-Vac trucks handled sewer flows at the
station, according to a city news release.
pumps were also installed to remove contaminated water. The spill was contained
from continuing to enter the canal. The force main was repaired and site
was cleaned up.
was spread over affected area. Notifications about the spill were put on the
Springfield Canal, at Bowles Ford Pond, and at West Gwinnett Street at the
Those agencies required by the EPD to be notified were contacted.