No new Suwannee River Basin Spills in Georgia 2018-12-31

No new spills reported in the Suwannee River Basin in Georgia! We do have some clarifications on old spills, some even with raw sewage totals.

Since the Sewage Spills Report GA-EPD posts each day replaces the previous one, WWALS has started picking up those reports daily and parsing out differences.

Diff 2018-12-20 and 2018-12-21, Tables

This has revealed a total for a Quitman report, some Smithbriar Drive spelling corrections, a total for one Valdosta spill location, and where it goes (spoiler: into the Alapaha River Basin).

We don’t see any new spills in the past two weeks in the Suwannee River Basin in Georgia.

We also don’t see a final total from Valdosta for its most recent big WWTP spill, nor for several of its other spill locations.

Diff 2018-12-20 and 2018-12-21

We already noted the numerous Valdosta spills in the 2018-12-20 data and the one Quitman and two Tifton spills that turned up in the 2018-12-21 data.

But I missed a difference: Quitman updated its report for its 2018-12-02 spill to show a total of 80,000 gallons of raw sewage, which is pretty big.

GA-EPD still doesn’t know that Okapilco Creek flows into the Withlacoochee River. No, not the Ochlockonee and not the Oconee.

2018-12-21–GA-EPD-Sewage-Spills-Report.diff by WWALS Watershed Coalition; see http://wwals.net/issues/vww/ga-spills
BEGIN DATEFACILITY NAMECOUNTYCITYOVERFLOW LOCATIONQUANTITY GALLONSOVERFLOW TYPEPERMIT NUMBERWASTEWATER FACILITY TYPESPILL PRIMARY CAUSERIVER BASINWATERWAY IMPACTED
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Posting Date[2018-12-21]
2018-12-19Atlanta, City of (R.M. Clayton, Utoy Creek, and South River WRCs)FultonAtlanta954 Hightower Rd. NW – Atlanta430Raw SewageGA0039012Collection SystemVandalismProctor Creek
2018-12-19Atlanta, City of (R.M. Clayton, Utoy Creek, and South River WRCs)FultonAtlanta3390 Fairburn Rd. SW – Atlanta1,130Raw SewageGA0039012Collection SystemDebrisCamp Creek
2018-12-18Atlanta, City of (R.M. Clayton, Utoy Creek, and South River WRCs)FultonAtlanta954 Hightower Rd. NW – Atlanta890Raw SewageGA0039012Collection SystemDebrisProctor Creek
2018-12-17Barrow County Board of Commissioners (Tanners Bridge WRF)Barrow25,000Raw SewageGAJ020271Pump StationOconee
2018-12-17Barrow County Board of Commissioners (Tanners Bridge WRF)BarrowAuburn125 Autry Rd. Tucker Rd, Auburn GA 3001125,920Raw SewageGAJ020271Pump StationOconeeApalachee River Tributary
2018-12-17Tifton, City of (New River WPCP)TiftTiftonAgrirama Lift Station.7,500Raw SewageGA0048470Lift StationHydraulic OverloadSuwanneeAgrirama Lake and Little River Basin
2018-12-17Tifton, City of (New River WPCP)TiftTiftonManhole located at 24th St. 7 Ridge Ave.9,000Raw SewageGA0048470Collection SystemHydraulic OverloadSuwanneeNew Riber Basin
2018-12-14Quitman, City of (Quitman WPCP)BrooksQuitman616 North Walker Street40,000Raw SewageGAJ020022Collection SystemWet weatherOconeeOkapilko Creek
2018-12-02Quitman, City of (Quitman WPCP)BrooksQuitmanQuitman2Raw SewageGAJ020022Collection SystemWet weatherOchlockoneeOkapilco Creek
2018-12-02Quitman, City of (Quitman WPCP)BrooksQuitmanU.S. Highway 84 Quitman GA 3164380,000Raw SewageGAJ020022Collection SystemWet weatherOchlockoneeOkapilco Creek
2018-11-20Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbDecatur1380 Snapfinger Road Decatur GA 300323,420Raw SewageGA0024147Collection SystemGreaseOcmulgeeCobbs Creek

ALso one Dekalb County spill rolled off the thirty-day window that GA-EPD includes in these reports.

Diff 2018-12-21 and 2018-12-26

No new spills appeared in the Suwannee River Basin in the 2018-12-26 report. Numerous reports elsewhere rolled off, and three new ones came on from Pike, Clayton, and DeKalb Counties.

2018-12-26–GA-EPD-Sewage-Spills-Report.diff by WWALS Watershed Coalition; see http://wwals.net/issues/vww/ga-spills
BEGIN DATEFACILITY NAMECOUNTYCITYOVERFLOW LOCATIONQUANTITY GALLONSOVERFLOW TYPEPERMIT NUMBERWASTEWATER FACILITY TYPESPILL PRIMARY CAUSERIVER BASINWATERWAY IMPACTED
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Posting Date[2018-12-26]
2018-12-23Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbAtlanta2393 Henderson Mill Court Atlanta GA 303451,760Raw SewageGA0024147Collection SystemRootsChattahoocheeSouth Fork Peachtree Creek unnamed tributary
2018-12-23Clayton County Water Authority (W.B. Casey WRF & Huie Constructed Wetlands)ClaytonMorrow1348 Monterey Court6,000Raw SewageGA0038423Collection SystemRootsOcmulgeeEast Jeste’s Creek
2018-12-11Concord, City of (South Pond No. 1 WPCP)PikeGreen Street5,000Raw SewageGA0025470WWTPPipe failure
2018-11-25Rockdale County (Quigg Branch WPCP)RockdaleConyers3175 Old Salem Road10,000Raw SewageGA0047678Collection SystemEquipment failureOcmulgeeSnapping Shoals Creek
2018-11-25Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbDunwoody1588 Springfield Court Dunwoody GA 3033815Raw SewageGA0024147Collection SystemRootsOcmulgee
2018-11-23Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbChamblee4221 North Peachtree Road Chamblee GA 303411,350Raw SewageGA0024147Collection SystemRootsOcmulgeeNancy Creek
2018-11-22Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbDecatur3105 Memorial Drive, Decatur GA 300325,780Raw SewageGA0024147Collection SystemDebrisOcmulgeeShoal Creek
2018-11-22Social Circle, City of (Little River WPCP)WaltonSocial CircleEdmonson Lift Station – Social Circle150Raw SewageGA0026107Pump StationEquipment failureDid Not Enter State Waters
2018-11-22Cobb County (RL Sutton WRF)CobbMarietta1745 Millview Dr.150Raw SewageGA0026140Collection SystemRootsChattahoocheeSope Creek
2018-11-22Newton County (Yellow River WPCP)NewtonCovington395 Lakeside Point – Covington660Raw SewageGAJ020013Collection SystemGreaseTrib. to Beaverdam Creek

Diff 2018-12-26 and 2018-12-27

This 2018-12-27 report is somewhat amusing because it corrects spelling errors in Valdosta. Yes, it’s really Wainwright Drive, just south of VSU on One Mile Branch, and it’s really Smithbriar (not Midbriar) and North Oak Street on Three Mile Branch.

Diff 2018-12-26 and 2018-12-27, Tables

2018-12-27–GA-EPD-Sewage-Spills-Report.diff by WWALS Watershed Coalition; see http://wwals.net/issues/vww/ga-spills
BEGIN DATEFACILITY NAMECOUNTYCITYOVERFLOW LOCATIONQUANTITY GALLONSOVERFLOW TYPEPERMIT NUMBERWASTEWATER FACILITY TYPESPILL PRIMARY CAUSERIVER BASINWATERWAY IMPACTED
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Posting Date[2018-12-27]
2018-12-26Fort Gaines, City of (Fort Gaines WPCP)ClayFort Gainesbehind 129 Wilson Street in Fort Gaines, GA.5Raw SewageGA0026191Collection SystemDebrisChattahoocheenone
2018-12-22Macon Water Authority (Rocky Creek WPCP)MaconMacon1079 Normandy Rd, MH ID 674611,320Raw SewageGA0024546Collection SystemGreaseFlintDrainage ditch feeding Sabbath Creek
2018-12-22Athens-Clarke County (North Oconee WPCP)ClarkeAthens2575 Atlanta Highway8,630Raw SewageGA0021725Collection SystemRagsOconeeMiddle Oconee River
2018-12-22Macon Water Authority (Rocky Creek WPCP)MaconMacon1079 Normandy Rd, MH ID 674611,320Raw SewageGA0024546Lift StationGreaseFlintSabbath Creek
2018-12-19Rome, City of (Rome WRF)Floyd350 feet south of 243 Huffaker Road in the sewer R/O/W along the RxR tracks14,000Raw SewageGA0024112WWTPRootsCoosaNA
2018-12-14Valdosta, City of (Withlacoochee WPCP)LowndesValdosta1208 Waynewright Drive – Valdosta51,800Raw SewageGA0033235Collection SystemWet weatherOne Mile Branch
2018-12-14Valdosta, City of (Withlacoochee WPCP)LowndesValdosta1208 Wainwright Drive – Valdosta51,800Raw SewageGA0033235Collection SystemWet weatherOne Mile Branch
2018-12-14Valdosta, City of (Withlacoochee WPCP)LowndesValdostaNorth Oak Street/Midbriar Drive41,700Raw SewageGA0033235Collection SystemWet weatherThree Mile Branch
2018-12-14Valdosta, City of (Withlacoochee WPCP)LowndesValdostaNorth Oak Street/Midbriar Drive / Reported as – N. Oak St/Smith Briar41,700Raw SewageGA0033235Collection SystemWet weatherThree Mile Branch
2018-12-04Callahan PropertiesWhitfield601 Callahan Road and 2205 Industrial South Road, Dalton3,000Raw SewageGAU060114Lift StationEquipment failureCoosaUnnamed tributary of the Conasauga River
2018-11-26Clayton County Water Authority (W.B. Casey WRF & Huie Constructed Wetlands)ClaytonMorrow1346 Hammock Drive.2,300Raw SewageGA0038423Collection SystemGreaseFlintEast Jester’s Creek

Diff 2018-12-27 and 2018-12-28

For 2018-12-28 we’ve got further clarification of what happened with “Mid Briar Drive”: it got phoned in and written down that way, then a written report said “Smith Briar”.

Diff 2018-12-27 and 2018-12-28, Tables

More importantly, we have a total for the spill at Bay Street and Hines: 3,330 gallons of raw sewage. Also where it went: “Dukes Bay”. Dukes Bay Canal flows into Mud Swamp, then the Alapahoochee River, and the Alapaha River. Interesting that Valdosta apparently didn’t know that.

Bay Street at Hines Street, Map

2018-12-28–GA-EPD-Sewage-Spills-Report.diff by WWALS Watershed Coalition; see http://wwals.net/issues/vww/ga-spills
BEGIN DATEFACILITY NAMECOUNTYCITYOVERFLOW LOCATIONQUANTITY GALLONSOVERFLOW TYPEPERMIT NUMBERWASTEWATER FACILITY TYPESPILL PRIMARY CAUSERIVER BASINWATERWAY IMPACTED
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Posting Date[2018-12-28]
2018-12-27Cobb County (Northwest WRF)CobbAustell174 Wilhelmina Drive170Raw SewageGA0046761WWTPGreaseChattahoochee River
2018-12-26Atlanta, City of (R.M. Clayton, Utoy Creek, and South River WRCs)FultonAtlanta3901 Campbellton Rd. SW – Atlanta2,460Raw SewageGA0039012Collection SystemDebrisUtoy Creek
2018-12-14Valdosta, City of (Withlacoochee WPCP)LowndesValdostaNorth Oak Street/Midbriar Drive / Reported as – N. Oak St/Smith Briar41,700Raw SewageGA0033235Collection SystemWet weatherThree Mile Branch
2018-12-14Valdosta, City of (Withlacoochee WPCP)LowndesValdostaPhone call: North Oak Street/Midbriar Drive // Letter reported as: N. Oak St/Smith Briar41,700Raw SewageGA0033235Collection SystemWet weatherThree Mile Branch
2018-12-02Valdosta, City of (Withlacoochee WPCP)LowndesValdostaBay Street and Hines0Raw SewageGA0033235Collection SystemWet weatherTBD
2018-12-02Valdosta, City of (Withlacoochee WPCP)LowndesValdostaBay Street and Hines3,330Raw SewageGA0033235Collection SystemWet weatherDukes Bay
2018-11-27Greensboro, City of (South WPCP)GreeneGreensboroHey 44, across fro the treatment plant200Raw SewageGA0021351WWTPDebrisOconee

Diff 2018-12-28 and 2018-12-31

The New Year’s Eve 2018-12-31 report showed nothing new for the Suwannee River Basin, but plenty of new reports to the northwards.

2018-12-31–GA-EPD-Sewage-Spills-Report.diff by WWALS Watershed Coalition; see http://wwals.net/issues/vww/ga-spills
BEGIN DATEFACILITY NAMECOUNTYCITYOVERFLOW LOCATIONQUANTITY GALLONSOVERFLOW TYPEPERMIT NUMBERWASTEWATER FACILITY TYPESPILL PRIMARY CAUSERIVER BASINWATERWAY IMPACTED
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Posting Date[2018-12-31]
2018-12-30Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbAtlanta1699 Childerlee Lane7,500Raw SewageGA0024147Wet weatherChattahoocheeNorth Fork Peachtree Creek unnamed Tributary
2018-12-29Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbChamblee2967 Henderson Mill road30,000Raw SewageGA0024147Collection SystemPipe failureChattahoocheePeachtree branch unnamed tributary
2018-12-29Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbDecatur4075 Memorial Drive360Raw SewageGA0024147GreaseOcmulgeeCobbs Creek Unnamed Tributary
2018-12-29Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbDecatur2902 Mount Olive Drive460Raw SewageGA0024147Collection SystemEquipment failureChattahoocheeSouth Fork Peachtree Creek unnamed tributary
2018-12-28Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbChamblee2967 Henderson Mill road56,000Raw SewageGA0024147Collection SystemWet weatherChattahoocheePeachtree Branch tributary
2018-12-28Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbDecatur1970 East Starmount Way10,000Raw SewageGA0024147Collection SystemWet weatherOcmulgeeDoolittle Creek
2018-12-28Hogansville, City of (Hogansville WPCP)TroupHogansville221 Oak Street915Raw SewageGAJ020019WWTPWet weatherYellow Jacket
2018-12-28Clayton County Water Authority (W.B. Casey WRF & Huie Constructed Wetlands)ClaytonForest Park6195 Lees Mill Road, Forest Park58,000Raw SewageGA0038423Collection SystemHydraulic OverloadFlintFlint River
2018-12-28Clayton County Water Authority (W.B. Casey WRF & Huie Constructed Wetlands)ClaytonRiverdale499 Roxbury Drive, Riverdale114,000Raw SewageGA0038423Collection SystemHydraulic OverloadFlintFlint River
2018-12-28Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbDecatur2902 Mount Olive Drive10,000Raw SewageGA0024147Collection SystemPipe failureChattahoochee
2018-12-27Macon Water Authority (Rocky Creek WPCP)MaconMacon2555 Echols Pl., MH ID 606112,400Raw SewageGA0024546Collection SystemGreaseFlintTobesofkee Creek

These difference tables may not be very exciting for this recent data. But new ones automatically generated should make seeing what’s going on much easier.

For background and the raw data, see wwals.net/issues/vww/ga-spills.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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