From bad to worse: Cherry Creek 2023-02-12.
Valdosta had a small sewage spill Saturday, next to a branch of Cherry Creek.
It was probably too small to have much effect on the creek
and even less on the Withlacoochee River.
WWALS sent water quality testers out to sample anyway.
Boys & Girls Club Lift Station, Lake Laurie Drive, The Dip, Lake Cleve, Cherry Creek 2023-02-12
Valdosta Mayor Scott James Matheson texted me yesterday.
He says the spill was first reported to Valdosta Utilities about 7:30 PM and “stopped discharging about 11:00p last night.” He was referring to Saturday, February 11, 2023.
The amount is estimated to be 2,800 gallons.
That’s a minor spill (less than 10,000 gallons).
The spill was from Valdosta’s Boys and Girls Club Lift Station,
3658 Lake Laurie Drive, Valdosta, GA 31605.
That’s in Valdosta City Council District 5, Tim Carroll. Continue reading