Grease blockage causes another sewer water spill in Walker County

Grease blockage causes another sewer water spill in Walker County

November 8th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority provided these pictures on Nov. 8, 2018, about a third sewer water spill connected to a grease blockage discovered in the sewer system last month.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority provided these pictures on Nov. 8, 2018, about a third sewer water spill connected to a grease blockage discovered in the sewer system last month.

Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority provided these...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority provided notice today of a third sewer water spill connected to a grease blockage discovered in the sewer system last month. The announcement followed Georgia Environmental Protection Division regulations.

This latest discharge was estimated to be about 40,000 gallons, according to a news release from Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority.

The spill happened intermittently from Nov. 4-7 in a remote wooded area between Glass Mill Road and Lee Clarkson Road near Chickamauga.

This is the same location as the first two spills and some of the remnants entered the waters of Crawfish Creek, which is a tributary of West Chickamauga Creek. 

A year-long stream monitoring program was implemented near the location of the spill following the first occurrence. In addition, the affected area remains roped off, with signs posted and lime spread.

WCWSA crews and independent contractors with sewer cleaning vacuum trucks continue to work in this area to remove grease from the sewer system. Over the past two weeks, crews have removed more than a ton of grease from the system, according the news release.


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