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Sewer clog leads to citation

This photo, provided by the Valdosta Utilities Department, shows the grease and debris stuck to the inside of the sewer line This photo, provided by the Valdosta Utilities Department, shows the grease and debris stuck to the inside of the sewer line
Henry Hicks Henry Hicks
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The city of Valdosta was preparing Tuesday to issue a citation to an apartment complex for repeatedly clogging the city's sewer system.

Monday, the manhole in the 1100 block of Old Statenville Rd .overflowed due a clog in the sewer line. The utility department determined that rags and grease from Park Chase Apartments caused the clog.

The city had the same problem with the complex in 2011, so they were taking action after Monday's clog. "We're pullin' all the facts together, pictures, all that. So, that will be sent in a packet to multiple parties. We're hopin' we're gonna get the owner or eventually it'll get to the owner," explained Valdosta Utilities Director Henry Hicks.

Hicks said he expected to have the citation ready to issue by the weekend.

The owners of the complex will have 15 days to respond once the citation is officially issued. WALB left a message with the apartment complex late Tuesday afternoon seeking comment.

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