ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The City of Albany announced late Tuesday morning that a sanitary sewage spill happened Sunday afternoon May 20.
The city said the sanitary sewer overflow went into the east bank of the Flint River, just south of the Oglethorpe Boulevard bridge.
The release said that the spill is being blamed on an equipment failure at a lift station, and that allowed about 90,000 gallons of sewage to flow spilled into the river.
They said that crews from Albany Utility were on the scene quickly and took steps to mitigate the overflow.
As required by the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, the City of Albany has collected water quality samples upstream and downstream of the overflow location for analysis, and has notified the Environmental Health Department.
Public Notices are posted in the area, the city said.