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February 28, 2013

Withlacoochee WPCP off line until waters recede

VALDOSTA — On Feb. 28 at approximately 9 a.m., the Withlacoochee Wastewater Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) was taken off line as the Withlacoochee River continued to rise and began flooding critical buildings and structures at this facility. Power to these buildings and structures was shut off to prevent further damage to equipment and associated electrical and control systems. As a result, an estimated 5 to 6 million gallons of untreated sewage will be discharging directly into the river each day until the flood waters recede and the treatment plant can be returned to normal operation.

 

It is expected that sewer service to customers in this facility’s service area will continue uninterrupted. However, it is possible that some customers in extreme low lying areas could experience slower than normal flow into the sewer system. Signs have been posted along the river, and citizens should avoid fishing, boating, swimming or any contact with river water until the flood waters recede and the treatment plant returns to normal operation.

 

Upstream and downstream bacteriological sampling has been ongoing and will continue until the emergency is over.

 

For more information, contact Environmental Manager John Waite at (229) 259-3592 or atjwaite@valdostacity.com.

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