The Cobb County Water System reported an estimated 36,400 gallon wastewater sewer overflow occurred on Aug. 22.
The overflow, resulting from gravel, occurred at 1800 West Oak Commons Court in Marietta and discharged into a tributary of Blackjack Creek.
The Water System was notified of the overflow on Aug. 22 at 2:10 p.m. and the overflow was stopped on Aug. 23 at 1:35 a.m.
Water System employees upon arrival found a manhole discharging sewage with lid in place. There was heavy gray water flowing through wetlands leaving an area of 7-feet by 135-feet from the manhole to the creek and an area of 5-feet by 275-feet inside the creek. Workers used a Vactor to unstop the blockage in the sewer main line in the wetlands area and then cleaned the spill area.
On July 18, the system reported a wastewater sewer overflow that resulted in an estimated 3,200 gallon sewage overflow into a tributary of Noonday Creek.
For more information, call the Cobb County Water System’s Customer Services Facility at 770-419-6200.