Notice of Sanitary Sewer Spill

Officials have released information regarding a recent sanitary sewer spill.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 the City of Toccoa was notified of a customer’s clean-out overflowing at the corner of Fernside Drive and South Hwy 17.

According to the personnel dispatched to the scene, the overflow amount may have been around 2,000 gallons.

The overflow entered a ditch located at the outlet of Larry’s Service Center and Terrell Drive, Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia.  There are no known water intake points within twenty miles of the spill.

The cause of the overflow condition was a blockage in the line downstream likely caused by grease and other debris. The blockage was removed using a City sewer jet truck and the flow quickly returned to normal. 

The contact person is Harry Scott, Utilities Director of the City of Toccoa, landline telephone is 706-282-3305. The GEPD was notified via telephone at approximately 7PM, Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  This notice is being sent via facsimile to the Environmental Protection Division at 404-362-2691 at approximately 9 AM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

All appropriate notices have been posted, and the required testing regimen will be started today, as well as public media notification. The Stephens County Health Department was notified approximately 9 AM via facsimile at 706-282-4511.