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Albany officials urge residents to be aware of sewage spill at Flint River

Albany officials are urging residents to be aware of the residual sewage along the Flint River in downtown Albany after a spill. (Source: WALB) Albany officials are urging residents to be aware of the residual sewage along the Flint River in downtown Albany after a spill. (Source: WALB)
Flint River Sewage (Source: WALB) Flint River Sewage (Source: WALB)
Flint River (Source: WALB) Flint River (Source: WALB)
Flint River Sewage Spill Sign (Source: WALB) Flint River Sewage Spill Sign (Source: WALB)
Ryan Edmonson (Source: WALB) Ryan Edmonson (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany officials are urging residents to be aware of the residual sewage along the Flint River in downtown Albany after a spill. 

Crews with the city went out at least twice this week to clean up the sewage, but some residents are still concerned for their safety.

They say the scattered debris and personal hygiene products aren't pleasant for anyone to look at. 

"The issue is, we have a sanitation issue right here that needs to be barricaded and no one allowed in the area," said Ryan Edmonson.

Phil Roberson, Assistant City Manager, said they are going to pick up pick all of the sewage and scrub down the wire fence.

"We are going to do whatever it takes to clean the area up to make sure it's good for folks this Memorial Day weekend," said Roberson.

They appreciate citizens informing the city about the problems. 

City leaders hope this is the last time there is a sewage spill, and to help prevent future issues the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority approved a $15 million loan to slip line all the sewers on both sides of the river from 7th Avenue to the Albany Sewage Division on Monroe Street.

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