Valdosta Daily Times

March 28, 2014

Bypass line nearly complete

STAFF REPORTS
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — The bypass line that will stop the wastewater overflow of a City of Valdosta 21-inch sewer line that collapsed earlier in the week is expected to be operational by early this morning. 

The local contractor hired for the emergency work has completed the directional drilling underneath the railroad tracks, and crews will be working late into the night to complete the nearly 1,000-foot bypass line before today’s forecast of rain. 

Once the bypass line is operational, the city will begin clean up of the area impacted by the overflow in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations.  Valdosta Utilities Department staff have been monitoring streams entering Knights Creek from the affected spill area.

Work will continue into next week on the replacement of a 500 to 700-foot sewer line and the installation of three additional manholes until the project is complete.