BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Crews at Bainbridge are happy to say the Waste Water Pollution Plant is up and running again and most importantly sewage spillage into the Flint River has stopped.
"I'm very happy to report that we have no more sewage spilling over all the influent is flowing out to the treatment plant and the treatment process is taking place right now as we speak," said Rusty Adams, Superintendent of the Waste Water Pollution Plant.
Crews have made a lot of progress. Last week the grit chamber was completely clogged blocking the water flow and now the chamber is back to normal.
The wheel sprocket that was broken is now replaced, and a temporary bypass pipe is installed until they can replace it with a new one.
Adams added, "As soon as they get those repairs done then we wont have to have a bypass line anymore we'll be back to normal operations."
Public Service Director Steve Winburn says they've spent about $160,000 so far on repairs. The estimated project cost is $300,000 before everything is back to normal.
There is still waste left in the river. They believe the new pipe should be installed within a couple of weeks. The Boat Basin will remain closed until crews are positive there's not any raw sewage left in the river.