Businesses concerned about recent Albany sewage spills

Businesses concerned about recent Albany sewage spills
Recently 195,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the flint raising concern for businesses. (Source: WALB).

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Just days after Albany's most recent sewage spill, some businesses are still speaking out about what's being done to correct the problem.

The most recent sewage spill happened at Sewer Lift Station 22 due to an internal electrical system failure dumping 195,000 of gallons of sewage water.

Jacobs, the company in charge of the wastewater system said it will begin a condition assessment on Monday on 108 sewer stations.

However, one East Albany business owner said she is concerned about the recent spills in the city as it could harm her business and family.

"That's probably the scariest part. Though I don't spend a lot of time in the water or eating fish or something that might have came out of the Flint, but still I don't know how I am affected. My business is in Dougherty County and I'm in Albany. I'm right here in it. I really don't know and that's the scariest part," said Quik Copy Owner Lisa Knox Bussey.

Albany's City Manager Sharon Subadan threatened to void the city's contract with Jacobs because of its lack of proactive posture regarding the sewer challenges.

WALB reached out to the city for a statement on the issue, officials said a statement will be provided fairly soon.

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