Water System reports two sewer overflows
by Damon Poirier
April 30, 2014 12:53 AM | 2893 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cobb County Water System reported Tuesday that there were two sewer overflows Monday in the county.

A wastewater manhole overflow, resulting in 1,570 gallons discharged into Rottenwood Creek, occurred at 9:57 a.m. Monday at 1268 Timberland Drive in Marietta. The overflow was stopped at 12:45 p.m. by flushing the mainline with a jet machine that unstopped the blockage, which was caused by grease.

Upon arrival, workers reported finding a 30-foot by 40-foot gray and brown colored area around the manhole with signs of sewer water in the creek for several hundred feet downstream. There were no signs of any fish killed.

The second overflow, resulting in 430 gallons discharged into the same creek, occurred at 1:17 p.m. Monday at 1775 The Exchange in the Cumberland area. The overflow was stopped at 2:25 p.m. by flushing the mainline, which was blocked by grease.

Upon arrival workers found the manhole overflowing in the woods and a 5-foot by 20-foot light gray colored trail running down to the creek.

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