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Sanitary Sewer Overflow at 1498 Demere Rd. St. Simons Island – June 29, 2021

The Brunswick Glynn Joint Water & Sewer Commission, operating under NPDES Permit GA0025313 in accordance with DNR Regulation 391-3-6-05 Emergency Actions, hereby make public notification of a wastewater spill that was reported on 6/29/2021 at 1498 Demere Rd.

Date of Spill: 6/29/2021

Time Reported: 4:30 pm

Location of Spill:
Storm Ditch behind 1498 Demere Rd. St. Simons Island, Ga 31522

Cause of Spill:  Leaking 8″ Ductile Iron Gravity Main

Estimated Volume of Discharge: Less than 25 gallons

State Waters Discharged: Goulds Inlet

Corrective Action Taken:  Repair 8″ Ductile Iron Gravity Main

Regulatory Compliance: Signs will be placed along the immediately affected areas to indicate the presence of a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO). The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources was notified, along with local authorities and the Glynn County Health Department District Environmental Health Manager.

Immediate Results and Investigation: The BGJWSC is on site for clean-up of the effective area. The BGJWSC Lab will be taking samples at the spill site in accordance to the EPD regulations.

Contact for Any Additional Information:

Kirk Young, Superintendent
Systems Pumping and Maintenance Division
Brunswick-Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission
Phone Number 912-261-7152
Email kyoung@bgjwsc.org

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