Back in 2015 and 2016, Rochelle, GA had some sewage spill problems, but they appeared fixed. Until March 2018, and then again in November 2018, and twice now in January 2019.
The January 10, 2019, Rochelle spill seemed almost negligible at 300 gallons of raw sewage. It took GA-EPD several tries even to figure out what river basin Rochelle is in: Suwannee River Basin, at the top of the Alapaha River Sub-Basin.
In previous years, Rochelle had a much bigger problem. Let’s hope that problem is not returning.
|BEGIN DATE||FACILITY NAME||COUNTY||CITY||OVERFLOW LOCATION||QUANTITY GALLONS||OVERFLOW TYPE||PERMIT NUMBER||SPILL SOURCE||SPILL PRIMARY CAUSE||RIVER BASIN||WATERWAY IMPACTED|
|2019-01-24||Rochelle, City of (Northwest WPCP)||Wilcox||Rochelle||Pool Gin House lift station in Rochelle, GA||2,000||Raw Sewage||GA0024244||Collection System||Equipment failure||Suwannee||unnamed tributary to Mill Creek|
|2019-01-10||Rochelle, City of (Northwest WPCP)||Wilcox||Rochelle||Manhole near lift station (Pool Gin House Road).||500||Raw Sewage||GA0024244||Collection System||Unknown||Suwannee||Did not enter state waters|
|2018-11-15||Rochelle, City of (Northwest WPCP)||Wilcox||Rochelle||Influent manhole overflow at the Treatment Pond||6,400||Raw Sewage||GA0024244||WWTP||Wet weather||Suwannee||Mill Creek tributary|
|2018-03-20||Rochelle, City of (Northwest WPCP)||Wilcox||Rochelle||Waste overflowed from the lift station onto the ground. No waste left the lift station property.||360||Raw Sewage||GA0024244||Lift Station||Rags|
|2016-11-20||Rochelle, City of (Southeast WPCP)||Wilcox||Rochelle||Permitted outfall at Mill Creek for WWTP.||230,000||Treated Effluent||GA0024236||WWTP||Wet weather||Suwannee||Mill Creek tributary|
|2016-07-31||Rochelle, City of (Southeast WPCP)||Wilcox||Rochelle||0||Treated Effluent||GA0024236||WWTP||Suwannee||Mill Creek Tributary|
|2016-06-19||Rochelle, City of (Southeast WPCP)||Wilcox||rochelle||At outfall location of WPCP.||20,000||Treated Effluent||GA0024236||WWTP||Other||Suwannee||Mill Creek tributary|
|2015-09-06||Rochelle, City of (Northwest WPCP)||Wilcox||Rochelle||Rochelle Northwest WPCP||20,000||Treated Effluent||GA0024244||WWTP||Debris||Suwannee||Mill Creek Tributary|
|2015-09-06||Rochelle, City of (Southeast WPCP)||Wilcox||Rochelle||City of Rochelle Southeast WPCP.||10,000||Treated Effluent||GA0024236||WWTP||Debris||Suwannee||Unnamed Creek Tributary to Mill Creek|
|2015-02-25||Rochelle, City of (Northwest WPCP)||Wilcox||Rochelle||manhole on Jackson Road in Rochelle, GA.||120||Raw Sewage||GA0024244||Collection System||Wet weather||Suwannee||Mill Creek|
|2015-02-25||Rochelle, City of (Northwest WPCP)||Wilcox||Rochelle||manhole adjacent to Sook Road Lift Station.||1,260||Raw Sewage||GA0024244||Collection System||Wet weather||Suwannee||Mill Creek|
|2015-01-04||Rochelle, City of (Northwest WPCP)||Wilcox||Rochelle||Manhole in roadway adjacent to the Sook Road Lift Station in Rochelle, GA.||8,624||Raw Sewage||GA0024244||Collection System||Wet weather||Suwannee||Mill Creek tributary|
For automated updates, context, and more history, see wwals.net/issues/vww/ga-spills/.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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