Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Brunswick – April 24, 2017

Please view the attached notification for details of a sanitary sewer overflow that occurred on Harry Driggers Blvd in Brunswick on April 24, 2017, with the details listed below:

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The Brunswick Glynn Joint Water & Sewer Commission NPDES Permit GA0025313 in accordance with aforesaid permit and DNR Regulation 391-3-6-05 Emergency Actions, hereby make Public Notification of a wastewater spill that was reported on Monday, April 24, 2017 from a broken force main.

Date of Spill: 04/24/2017

Time: 11:36 A.M.

Location of Spill:
Harry Driggers Storm Ditch Line
622 Harry Driggers Blvd
Brunswick, Georgia 31525

Cause of Spill:  A force main within the collection system broke due to a material defect and caused a sewage discharge from the ground located at 622 Harry Driggers Blvd, sending 3,000 gallons of raw sewage into the storm drain ditch line. This flow into the Altamaha Canal resulted in a fish kill of approximately 62 fish consisting of catfish, brim and minnows.

Estimated volume of discharge: Approximately 3,000 Gallons

State Waters Discharged: Discharged into the Altamaha Canal.

Corrective Action Taken:  The JWSC construction, lift station and vacuum cleaning crews worked in unison to repair the force main as quick as possible for minimal impact. The JWSC placed notification signs along the storm drains and Altamaha Canal. JWSC laboratory staff will continue to test this area.  The EPD was notified, local authorities and the Glynn County Health Department District Environmental Health Manager.

For any additional information, please contact Kirk Young, Superintendent of the Systems Pumping and Maintenance Division, Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission at 912-261-7152.