The cause of the spill was determined to be a grease blockage
resulting in approximately 200 gallons of sewage to enter a storm
drain that discharges into Two Mile Branch. The blockage was caused
by a buildup of fats, oils, and grease that accumulated inside the
City staff were able to capture and recover a large portion of the
discharge before it entered state waters. The blockage was cleared
and the site and its discharge point were cleaned and disinfected.
Although the level of potential contamination to the area is
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Maybe you’d like to come compliment Valdosta on
the sewer system items on their agenda for tonight (see below),
and ask them what they’re doing to prevent WWTP spills,
Citizens to be Heard.
That’s 5:30 PM, today, Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Valdosta City Hall, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia.
WWALS board meetings are every second Wednesday of the month,
usually at the IHOP in Adel because it’s centrally located.
WWALS is communicating with Valdosta and
various organizations about
flooding and other watershed-wide issues, which in my opinion
have to do with things like too much clearcutting without
consideration for where the water goes, too much development
without consideration for what the impervious surface would do,
(to my surprise, the Executive Director and several board
members nodded along with that)
so it was good to hear them mention flood containment.
Arsenic, Outings, and Flooding: WWALS Watershed Coalition
Regular Meeting, Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority (VLCIA),
Norman Bennett, Tom Call, Roy Copeland, Chairman, Mary Gooding, Jerry Jennett,
Andrea Schruijer, Executive Director, J. Stephen Gupton, Attorney, Tom Davis, CPA, Allan Ricketts, Project Manager,S. Meghan Duke, Public Relations & Marketing Manager, Lu Williams, Operations Manager,
Video by John S. Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 16 April 2013.