The City of Griffin Water & Wastewater Division reported the spill of 2,925 gallons of untreated wastewater into an unnamed tributary that flows into Ison Branch. The spill flowed from 9:50 a.m. to 10:55 a.m., according to the Wastewater Division.
In the instance of this overflow, the city’s Water & Wastewater Division is following all Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division requirements including evaluating need for additional repairs, stream monitoring and public notices.
The Water & Wastewater Division has a staff of 26 full-time employees who inspect, test and make repairs to the systems which includes 220 miles of sewer lines carrying sewage to four wastewater treatment plants. The staff is trained and certified to address any problems that may lead to sewer overflows,
The city has cleared, televised, and smoke tested all the sewer lines in the city in four phases of rehabilitation at this time as well as making repairs and replacing lines as needed.
The Water & Wastewater Division asks the public for assistance in reporting any potential sewer overflow or maintenance problem they may see to assure a timely response and proper assessment and correction by city staff.
For questions or to report a problem call Water & Wastewater Division at 770-229-6603.