Update 2022-07-27: Valdosta Sewage Spill, Sheri Run, Springhill Drive 2022-07-27.
Update 2022-07-15: Withlacoochee River OK, Cat Creek bad 2022-07-14.
Compliments to Valdosta Utilities for a speedy fix to the Sewer spill at Baytree Road trash trap 2022-07-09. If it really was only 200 gallons, probably very little of it got through Lake Sheri into the Withlacoochee River.
I commend the Valdosta PIO for getting a press release out on a Sunday. WWALS received the press release below at 10:14 PM yesterday, Sunday, July 10, 2022. That’s about 29 hours after Valdosta Utilities got the report of the sewage spill. And about 3 hours after Valdosta City Council Andy Gibbs replied to my tag of him on a facebook picture with the text of this PR. Still, it’s only the day after the spill, so pretty good. Nobody probably liked working on a weekend; I know I had to bump back some other stuff to deal with this spill, including getting up at 3AM to finish preparations for a board meeting. But weather and sewage spills don’t wait on weekends or vacations.
Meanwhile, this PR is still not on
the city’s website, facebook, or twitter.
Update 2022-07-12 Council Andy Gibbs points out it is on the city’s website; turns out you can find it from the front page by drilling down on Recent News; I had tried the front page and the Utilities page.
As the location it gives only vague “2000 block of Baytree Road”,
even though it’s pretty hard to miss that decade-old fancy-model
trash trap on Sheri Run above Lake Sheri, at 2133 Baytree Road, Valdosta, GA 31602.
More sewage across Baytree Road trash trap; Photo: Bobby McKenzie, July 9, 2022.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Friday[sic], July 10, 2022
CONTACT: Sharah Denton, Community Relations & Marketing Manager
Telephone: (229) 259-3548
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