Another Gainesville sewage spill

There’s been another sewage spill in Gainesville – this one sending1,000 gallons of wastewater into Lake Lanier. This was the third one since December 1.


“The Gainesville Department of Water Resources (DWR) has stopped a sewer overflow into Lake Lanier.
The spill was located and remedied Tuesday, Jan. 9.

During the torrential rain event Jan. 9, the City of Gainesville responded to a high-level
water alarm within the City’s sanitary sewer collection system. At 12:50 p.m., a discharge
was observed entering Lake Lanier in the Honeysuckle Lane/Harbor Cove area. The water
level subsided and the discharge stopped by 2:20 p.m.

DWR estimates about 1,000 gallons reached Lake Lanier. The area of the lake near the
spill was assessed and no dead or stressed aquatic life were found.”

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EARLIER STORY: Sewer overflow sends nearly 40K gallons of wastewater into tributary of Lake Lanier 97.5 Glory FM | North Georgia’s Family Radio Station (