Eagle-eye WWALS member Amy Hope Jackson spotted trucks next to Bevel Creek off of Loch Laurel Road near Lake Park, in Lowndes County Georgia, on GA 376, on September 2, 2020. This is upstream from Jumping Gully Creek and the Withlacoochee River.
Turns out they were implementing the $82,000.00 Bevel Creek Manhole Emergency Repair approved by the Lowndes County Commission on June 22, 2020.
This seemed likely since one of the trucks said RPI, and the winning bidder was RPI Underground. I confirmed with Lowndes County Utilities Director Steve Stalvey that this was indeed that repair.
Please remember Lowndes County has a separate sewer system from Valdosta, and Lowndes County has not spilled sewage in many months, apparently due to proactively upgrading the county sewer system.
I’m guessing Southeast Pipe Survey was a subcontractor.
The lift station is at 30.682771, -83.238650.
Terry Richards, Valdosta Daily Times, 8 June 2020, Heavy rains cause problems in Lowndes.
Bevel Creek runs into Jumping Gully Creek, which reaches the Withlacoochee River in Florida, downstream from State Line Boat Ramp, and upstream from Sullivan Launch.
They had quite a bit of equipment on site.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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