Thomasville reports sewer spill

Mar. 01, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

More than 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into three creeks in Thomasville on Tuesday, city officials reported.
Officials said 94,450 gallons discharged from the East Davidson Pump Station into the South Hamby Creek. The spill lasted about five hours.
Also, 9,000 gallons spilled into the North Hamby Creek after an 85-year-old clay pipe ruptured.
In a third incident, debris blocked a line near W. Guilford Street resulting in 1,360 gallons of wastewater spilling into Hanks Branch Creek.
Officials said rainwater accounted for most of the volume that spilled in the first two instances. State law requires cities and other organizations operating waste handling systems to notify the public when a spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.