Albany sewer overflow leads to 7K gallons of spilled sewage

Albany sewer overflow leads to 7K gallons of spilled sewage
(Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The City of Albany reported that there was a sewage overflow at the Turner Field Golf Course on Tuesday.

On Thursday, Albany officials issued a press release saying about 7,000 gallons of sewage went into a drainage ditch tributary to the Georgia Power Reservoir around 9:40 Tuesday morning.

The city said the overflow was the result of a break in the force main from Lift Station 100.

Officials said crews responded to the area as soon as the overflow was discovered and repaired the force main break.

The city said no drinking water systems were impacted.

Residents should avoid contact with the water in the drainage ditch for the next 30 days as a precaution, according to the City of Albany.

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