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City reports 100,000-gallon sewage spill

A pipe under Little Catfish Creek ruptured recently, spilling 100,000 gallons of sanitary sewer overflow into the waterway near Clarks Bluff Road. 

Kingsland City Manager Lee Spell said he isn’t usually thankful for the many beaver dams found along the creek, but in this case it helped to contain the spill. Signs have been posted in the area and further downstream to warn the public.

We have taken corrective action and we expect there to be no significant effect on the surrounding areas,” he said in a written release from the city. 

He said residents have no need for alarm and do not need to take any special precautions.  

The city notified the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and Camden County Environmental Health Department of the spill when it happened. According to the city’s news release, precautions have been taken to prevent any further release and crews are working to make a permanent repair.

“There are no immediate concerns about negative impacts to ground water or surface water and the city will be working with EPD to investigate any potential longer-term impacts,” it added. 

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