Quitman spill amount 2019-01-14 for 2019-01-03

Finally we see in the GA-EPD data from yesterday a total for Quitman’s spill of the third of January:

120,000 gallons of raw sewage, Diff

120,000 gallons of raw sewage. That’s far more than my previous guess.

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Let’s add up Quitman’s recent spills:

That’s getting into the range of Valdosta’s mid-size spills.

The good news is there were no new spills reported from Valdosta, Tifton, Lowndes County, or Rochelle.

Also, for Quitman LAS, this time GA-EPD got both both the affected waterway (Okapilco Creek) and the river basin (Suwannee) right.

Plus, meanwhile in Florida in the Suwannee River Basin, there were no spills reported in the last 30 days. As usual. Valdosta is by far the biggest city in the Suwannee River Basin, with Tifton and Moultrie second and third in population, and Lake City fourth.

All cities in the Suwannee River Basin in both Florida and Georgia add up to about 150,000 people, with more than a third of them in Valdosta. This helps explain, but does not excuse, Valdosta’s sewage spills. Moultrie has two wastewater treatment plants, and the one in the Suwannee River Basin has never spilled in the years we’ve been watching it.

For context and daily updates, see wwals.net/issues/vww/ga-spills.

Diff 2019-01-11 to 2019-01-14 by WWALS from GA-EPD data

The only other things going on in yesterday’s GA-EPD report was old spills rolling off the thirty-day spreadsheet.

2019-01-14–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[2019-01-14]
2019-01-03Quitman, City of (Quitman WPCP)BrooksQuitmanU.S. Highway 84, Quitman GA 316430Raw SewageGAJ020022WWTPWet weatherSuwannee
2019-01-03Quitman, City of (Quitman WPCP)BrooksQuitmanU.S. Highway 84, Quitman GA 31643120,000Raw SewageGAJ020022WWTPWet weatherSuwanneeOkapilco Creek
2018-12-13Atlanta, City of (R.M. Clayton, Utoy Creek, and South River WRCs)FultonAtlanta3089 Habersham Way. NW – Atlanta3Raw SewageGA0039012Collection SystemDebrisDid Not Enter State Waters
2018-12-13Dekalb County (Snapfinger Creek WPCP)DeKalbAtlanta1430 Eastland Road Atlanta GA 303162,240Raw SewageGA0024147Collection SystemDebrisOcmulgeeEntrechment Creek unnamed
2018-12-13Atlanta, City of (R.M. Clayton, Utoy Creek, and South River WRCs)FultonAtlanta1669 Pryor Rd. SW – Atlanta5,475Raw SewageGA0039012Collection SystemGreaseSouth River
2018-12-13Forsyth County (Fowler & Shakerag WRF)ForsythCumming7075 Post Park Way – Cumming1Raw SewageGA0038954Collection SystemGreaseDid Not Enter State Waters
2018-12-13Atlanta, City of (R.M. Clayton, Utoy Creek, and South River WRCs)FultonAtlanta2335 Adams Dr. NW – Atlanta97Raw SewageGA0039012Collection SystemDebrisPeachtree Creek
2018-12-12Cumming, City of (Bethelview Road WPCP)ForsythCumming3520 Habersham Club Drive – Cumming600Raw SewageGA0046019Collection SystemEquipment failureChattahoocheeLake Lanier
2018-12-12Fort Gaines, City of (Fort Gaines WPCP)ClayFort GainesJackson Street Lift Station near Hwy 37 in Fort Gaines, GA20,000Raw SewageGA0026191Lift StationEquipment failureChattahoocheedrainage near Chattahoochee River
2018-12-12Fort Gaines, City of (Fort Gaines WPCP)ClayJackson Street Lift Station near Hwy 37 in Fort Gaines, GA20,000Raw SewageGA0026191Lift StationEquipment failureChattahoocheedrainage near Chattahoochee River
2018-12-12Arlington, City of (Arlington WPCP)EarlyArlingtonCherry Street/Hwy 45 in Arlington, GA1,000Raw SewageGA0026204Lift StationEquipment failureFlint
2018-12-11Atlanta, City of (R.M. Clayton, Utoy Creek, and South River WRCs)FultonAtlanta2335 Adams Dr. NW – Atlanta4,800Raw SewageGA0039012Collection SystemDebrisPeachtree Creek
2018-12-11Arlington, City of (Arlington WPCP)EarlyArlington1048 Pioneer Road, Arlington, GA2,000Raw SewageGA0026204Lift StationEquipment failureFlint
2018-12-11Concord, City of (South Pond No. 1 WPCP)PikeGreen Street5,000Raw SewageGA0025470WWTPPipe failure
2018-12-11Atlanta, City of (R.M. Clayton, Utoy Creek, and South River WRCs)FultonAtlanta1450 Harbin Rd. SW – Atlanta103,200Raw SewageGA0039012Collection SystemPipe failureUtoy Creek
2018-12-11Atlanta, City of (R.M. Clayton, Utoy Creek, and South River WRCs)FultonAtlanta2300 Daniel Rd. SW – Atlanta12,750Raw SewageGA0039012Collection SystemUnknownCamp Creek
2018-12-11Atlanta, City of (R.M. Clayton, Utoy Creek, and South River WRCs)FultonAtlanta390 Cologne Dr. SE – Altanta50Raw SewageGA0039012Collection SystemDebrisDid Not Enter State Waters

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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