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Valdosta starts sewer break investigation

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Valdosta Utilities Director Henry Hicks Valdosta Utilities Director Henry Hicks
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta officials are investigating where debris, that clogged up a city sewer pipe and caused it to break, came from.       

The break happened in the Dukes Bay Canal area at the corner of South Patterson Street and Gil Harbin Industrial Boulevard.     

Crews worked to remove the remaining debris and replace the broken pipe today.   The utility director says they plan to talk to the owners of a business where the debris may have come from.  

"We still have a blockage, a good size blockage, in the line that we're tryin' to clear. We've pulled about 18 cubic yards of debris out of the line so far. So, we're gonna be meeting with the customer next week about what we can do to stop this from building up in there," said Valdosta Utilities Director Henry Hicks.     

People are being asked to avoid contact with the water in the Dukes Bay Canal area until the city determines it is safe.

 

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