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Sewage spill occurs at Kollack Street

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

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.

Lift 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. 

By-pass 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. 

Lime 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 Springfield Canal. 

Those agencies required by the EPD to be notified were contacted.

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