Valdosta Daily Times

April 26, 2013

Lowndes County Notification of Sewer Spill

Lowndes County Commission

VALDOSTA —  At 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, Lowndes County was notified that a sewer main break west of Interstate 75, on the south side of Highway 133, previously believed to be a City of Valdosta sewer main, was actually a Lowndes County main. The flow was diverted by 4:00 p.m. into the City of Valdosta sewer system and by 5 a.m. on Friday, April 26, the force main repair was complete and back in service.

A force main broke, releasing approximately 1.32 million gallons over the course of approximately 40 hours, some of which reached the Withlacoochee River.  Lowndes County notified the State EPD and reported the spill and sampling points were established to monitor the river.