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Valdosta undergoes sewage overflows

A new waste water treatment plant did not completely stop sewage overflows (Source: WALB) A new waste water treatment plant did not completely stop sewage overflows (Source: WALB)
Eight areas in the city had sewage washed into waterways (Source: WALB) Eight areas in the city had sewage washed into waterways (Source: WALB)
City leaders say the overflowing sewage could have been worse (Source: WALB) City leaders say the overflowing sewage could have been worse (Source: WALB)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Even Valdosta's new waste water treatment plant and repaired sewer pipes weren't enough to prevent sewer overflows.

The city identified eight areas where manholes overflowed and sewage was washed into waterways.

The worst damage occurred on Gornto Road where an estimated 117,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Withlacoochee River.

Warning signs were posted in the affected areas.

City leaders say a couple of years ago before improvements started, the same amount of rain would have resulted in millions of gallons of spilled sewage and major cleanup.

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