A minor wastewater discharge spill was caused Monday due to the electrical failure of one of the pumps, which caused a shutdown of a lift station near 890 Hodgeville Road, Guyton GA. Effingham County contractors responded quickly to recover and neutralize the discharge.
DATE OF MINOR DISCHARGE: Monday, February 14, 2022
REPORT SUBMITTED: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
LOCATION OF MINOR DISCHARGE: Ditch segment in the vicinity of 890
Hodgeville Rd, Effingham County, GA
CAUSE OF DISCHARGE: Pump Failure.
ESTIMATED DISCHARGE: Less than 9000 gallons.
RECEIVING WATERS: Drainage ditch contiguous to minor unnamed water bodies within the Ogeechee Watershed.
CORRECTIVE ACTION TAKEN: By-Pass pump was installed. A Vac Truck was employed to recover what was discharged. The affected area was neutralized with calcium hydroxide.
SPILL STATUS: Corrective action completed. No further discharge occurring.
CORRECTIVE ACTION TAKEN TO PREVENT FUTURE DISCHARGE:
Submersible pump has been repaired and bypass pump remains installed.
SIGNS POSTED: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
MEDIA/HEALTH DEPARTMENT/ OTHERS NOTIFIED: Effingham County Environmental Health Department, Effingham County Herald
CONTACTS: Charles Heino - Office: 912-445-0050 Mobile: 912-445-1884