TIFTON – The city reported two sewage spills this past weekend as a result of more than four inches of rainfall.
Both spills began Sunday, Feb. 14, and were still being contained early this week.
Thomas Coker, operations supervisor for ESG Operations, said the first spill occurred on the 2400 block of North Ridge Avenue and was still experiencing a one gallon per minute spill earlier this week with more than 6,000 gallons reported.
Coker said the spill entered the storm drainage system of Tifton flowing to the New River Basin.
The second spill occurred along the 1300 block of Whiddon Mill Road and was ongoing earlier this week at five gallons per minute with more than 9,600 gallons spilled. The spill entered Agrirama lake overflowing into an unnamed tributary of the Little River Basin.
Coker said both areas will be cleaned and disinfected with hydrated lime.