The City of Griffin Water and Wastewater Division reported the spill flowed from 12:30 to 12:45 p.m., Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the spill was a broken force main.
The city reported the spill and is following all Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division requirement in regards to evaluating additional repairs that may be needed. The city’s Water and Wastewater Division will be monitoring stream conditions and issue public notices.
The Water and Wastewater Division has a staff of 26 full-time employees who inspect, test and make repairs to the system 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 and the city has completed four phases of sewer rehabilitation.
The city has cleared, televised and smoke tested all the sewer lines in the city as well as replacing and making may repairs. The Water and Wastewater Division would like to ask the public for assistance in reporting any potential sewer overflow or maintenance problems they may see in the city to assure timely response and proper assessment and correction from city staff.
For questions, call the City of Griffin Water and Wastewater Division at 770-229-6603,