Update 2021-04-07: GA-EPD GORA response about Ray City wastewater permit violations 2021-04-05.
The bad news: Ray City, Georgia, had not one, but two wastewater spills this year. The good news: they were both mostly treated effluent, and Fecal coliform levels were well within limits.
Process Flow, Spill Report, Map: Ray City, Cat Creek, Withlacoochee River
Why was it a spill, then? It exceeded limits of total suspended solids (TSS).
How did we find out about this? Informants (who shall remain nameless unless I confirm they want to be named) told us that Ray City Council minutes for January and February mentioned water quality tests being within GA-EPD limits, but did not say why this was relevant. But this appeared in the Berrien Press on March 24, 2021: Continue reading