Valdosta Pump Station Standard Operating Procedures 2020-04-20.
I got two completely different sets of SOPs when I asked Valdosta and GA-EPD for Standard Operating Procedures.
Neither of them seem to say anything about the Pump Station that was offline in early December 2019, causing a record raw sewage spill.
Sanitary Sewer Overflow Response Process
Towards the end of February, I asked the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA-EPD) and the City of Valdosta for
Valdosta’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as discussed
in the January 8, 2020, public meeting about the December 2019 record raw sewage spill from a manhole downstream on Sugar Creek from the Remer Lane Pump Station, which had been left turned off.
That was the meeting in which
Valdosta City Manager Mark Barber told me to “ask EPD,” so I did, and I also asked Valdosta.
Received from GA-EPD:
That copy of the Consent Order is much longer (66 pages) and more recent (December 9, 2013) than the version (9 pages and September 23, 2013) on the
City of Valdosta website and blogged by WWALS in 2018.
GA-EPD cover letter
Received from the City of Valdosta were Standard Operating Procedures for
Those are all very interesting, but if they say anything about SOPs for the Remer Lane Pump Station (or the Gornto Road Pump Station), I can’t find it.
So I have sent each of Valdosta and GA-EPD another request, this time very specifically for Continue reading