Cleanup efforts on hold after second Downtown sewage spill

Cleanup efforts on hold after second Downtown sewage spill
Gordon Rogers, Executive Director of the Flint Riverkeepers
Gordon Rogers, Executive Director of the Flint Riverkeepers
The smell from Downtown Albany may affect its revenue. (Source: WALB)
The smell from Downtown Albany may affect its revenue. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The cleanup efforts after a second sewage spill for the Flint River in Downtown Albany are uncertain at this time.

Jacobs, the company responsible for the pumps said in a statement they hope to bring in a third party source to help access the damage.

Brent C. Teemer, Operations Managment and Facilities Services commented:

I'm afraid I don't have a whole lot more information than we've shared thus far, but I just got an update from the repair crew at LS25. They worked most of the day with a City crew to clean out debris from the pump intake area. That station has four pumps; thee are functioning and one has a blockage in its discharge line. Now that the intake area, known as the wet well, has been vacuumed out, technicians will install valves to isolate that clogged discharge line, remove the non-functioning pump, clean/service it and reinstall it. We'll also install new check valves and other components while the pump assembly is apart. The crew is at a stopping point today because they need the services of another contractor to complete the discharge-line isolation and continue.

WALB will continue to update this story as the sewer control continues.

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