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Bypass line now in place for collapsed Valdosta sewer pipe

Sementha Matthews Sementha Matthews

Work continues to repair a collapsed sewer line in Valdosta.
Contractors finished installing the bypass line Friday morning, finally stopping the mixture of raw sewage and storm water from leaking out of the collapsed pipe.

The pipe had been leaking 250 gallons per minute since it collapsed around 10 a.m. Monday morning.

Friday afternoon, city officials assured residents that they are working as fast as they can, but said this issue extends beyond Valdosta.
"It's one of those things that municipalities across the nation are facing; it's infrastructure and maintenance," said Sementha Matthews, Public Information Officer for the city of Valdosta. "It's not an easy fix, but it is something that we have worked towards, that we are working on, and we continue to improve on."
The contractors will begin replacing the broken pipe next week.

For more information on current and future Valdosta sewer system projects and repairs, visit

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