3,000-gallon sewage spill

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources (DWR) reports a 3,000-gallon sewage spill into an “unnamed” tributary of Lake Lanier which was located Wednesday night.
“At approximately 7:21 p.m. May 8, the City of Gainesville received a call about an
overflowing sanitary sewer manhole.

A wastewater discharge was located near 1800-block
of Beechwood Boulevard and found to be entering an unnamed tributary to Lake Lanier.
City staff determined a sewer choke caused the discharge. The correction was made and
flow restored by 8:01 p.m.

DWR estimates about 3,000 gallons reached the tributary. The area of the spill was
assessed and no dead or stressed aquatic life were found (and) all field parameters for water
quality were within state water quality standards…”