City of Albany: Power failure led to sewage spill

City of Albany: Power failure led to sewage spill
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The City of Albany reported on Sunday that there was a sewage spill Saturday.

City officials said there was a power transformer failure at Lift Station 26 that caused a sanitary sewer spill into the Flint River.

Approximately 18,000 gallons spilled into the river, according to city officials.

ESG and city crews responded immediately, city officials reported.

“As required by the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, the City of Albany will collect water quality samples upstream and downstream for analysis and will provide the appropriate notification to The Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the Environmental Health Department. Public Notices will be posted at the location,” a press release states.

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