Sewage spill reported in Albany

First Alert: Albany Sewage Spill

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A sewage spill happened in Albany Friday, according to BJ Fletcher, Albany city commissioner.

Fletcher said the sewage spill happened because of a pump in the 300 block of North Broadway Street.

Gulf Coast, the contractor for the GEFA interceptor sewer project, started slip lining for installation work on Monday, according to Fletcher.

Approximately 2,000 gallons of wastewater, Fletcher said, was “inadvertently discharged” during bypass pumping work.

The discharge went into the Clark Avenue and Lines canal and then into the Flint River Friday morning.

During pass pumping work out of a manhole, the manhole got a leak and then backed into an abandoned sewer and leaked into the canal downstream.

Flethcer said the discharge lasted close to an hour before the cause was found.

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WALB’s Deneisha Pearson is headed to the site of the spill.

This is a developing story and we will update as more information becomes available.

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