Major Wastewater Discharge Reported to EPD

Public Notice


EPD Coastal District
400 Commerce Center Dr.
Brunswick, GA 31523

DATE OF MAJOR SPILL: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

REPORT SUBMITTED: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

LOCATION OF MAJOR SPILL: Broken sewer pipe at the I-16 interchange at Pooler Parkway (32.083343, -81.281144). (Please note that the address used is a reference for the location of the sewer pipe.)

CAUSE OF MAJOR DISCHARGE: The cause of this major discharge was damage to a sewer pipe due to heavy machinery performing nearby land clearing.

ESTIMATED VOLUME DISCHARGED: Estimated less than 48,000 gallons

RECEIVING WATERS: Drainage ditch contiguous to municipal stormwater sewer system.

CORRECTIVE ACTION TAKEN TO MITIGATE OR REDUCE ADVERSE EFFECTS: Pipe Repaired. Wastewater contained in low lying work area. Wastewater removed from the area with vacuum truck and the affected area was neutralized with hydrated lime.

SPILL STATUS: Wastewater is no longer escaping.

SIGNS POSTED: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

MEDIA/ HEALTH DEPARTMENT/ OTHERS NOTIFIED: Chatham County Health Department, Spirit Newspaper, WRQH Savannah, WSAV TV

CONTACTS: Charles Heino Office: 912-756-3803 Cell: 912-445-1884

City of Pooler, GA | 100 SW US HW 80, Pooler, GA 31322
City Hall: (912) 748-7261
Police Department: (912) 748-7333

Date of Authorization: 2/13/08