Oconee Co reports 15 thousand gallon sewage spill

The Oconee County Water Resources Department says the state Environmental Protection Division is monitoring a sewage spill: up to 15 thousand gallons of raw sewage were released into Call’s Creek this past weekend. The spill was evidently caused by a backup in a filtrate discharge line at the Calls Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Oconee County. The County says the problem has been repaired and water operations are back to normal.

From the Oconee Co government website…

The Calls Creek Water Reclamation Facility experienced a sewer spill on Saturday, November 18, 2023, between the hours of 8:30  a.m. and 11:00 a.m., which released up to 15,500 gallons into Calls Creek. The spill was caused by a backup in a filtrate discharge line.

Oconee County Water Resources has taken corrective action, and the facility is back in normal operations. Signs notifying the public of the spill have been placed in the spill area.

In accordance with state regulations, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and the Oconee County Environmental Health Department were notified and testing begun for upstream and downstream water quality.  Lab results for water quality will be forthcoming. EPD will be notified of these results, and the county is awaiting response and/or closure on the event.

For questions, please call the Oconee County Water Resources Department at 706-769-3960.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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