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Valdosta's sewer system performed "as well as could be expected"

A manhole overflowed into the back yard of two homes in the 600 block of Scott Drive on Friday A manhole overflowed into the back yard of two homes in the 600 block of Scott Drive on Friday
Water from overflowing Sugar Creek nearly reached three manholes in the Meadow Brook Drive area Friday Water from overflowing Sugar Creek nearly reached three manholes in the Meadow Brook Drive area Friday
Sementha Matthews Sementha Matthews
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Despite more sewage leaks, Valdosta officials said the city's troubled sewer system performed as well as could be expected during Friday's heavy rain.
 
Nine manholes overflowed when the area got about three inches of rain Friday. Two bypass systems that had been installed to reroute sewage from two manholes after sewer pipes collapsed recently also stopped working briefly. 
 
"Our people worked around the clock. We responded as fast as we could and the system worked as best as we expected it to," explained Sementha Matthews, Valdosta City PIO. "[I'm] especially proud of the wastewater treatment plant that processed an enormous amount of water with absolutely no permit violations."
 
The city is currently smoke testing the entire sewer system to help identify and fix problems. So far, they've tested around 25 of the 320 miles of pipe. City officials estimate they'll be able to smoke test around 75 miles of pipe each year, with all 320 miles of pipe expected to be tested by 2018.

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