The Cobb County Water System reported an estimated 1,690 gallon wastewater sewer overflow occurred June 28.
The overflow, resulting from grease, occurred at 4249 Barnes Meadow Road in Smyrna and discharged into a tributary of Concord Creek.
The Water System was notified of the overflow at 9:55 a.m. and the overflow was stopped at noon.
Water System employees upon arrival found a manhole with lid in place discharging sewage, which left a spill area of 20-feet by 20-feet and a gray discoloration in the creek. A jet machine was used to unstop the blockage from the main line and employees cleaned the spill area with lime, deodorant and enzymes.
On May 20, the system reported two wastewater sewer overflows that resulted in an estimated 10,000-plus gallon sewage overflow.
The first incident, which occurred at 5071 Willow Point Parkway in Marietta, was a broken creek crossing that spilled an estimated at 9,720 gallons into a tributary of the Timber Ridge Branch. The second incident, which occurred at 389 Shiloh Manor Drive in Marietta, was a grease blockage that spilled an estimated 1,170 gallons into a tributary upstream from Noonday Creek.
For more information, call the Cobb County Water System’s Customer Services Facility at 770-419-6200.