Valdosta > Flooding Creates Sewage Overflow into Creek

| January 12, 2015


VALDOSTA — The City of Valdosta reportedly received three inches of rain in a four-hour period on Monday. This excess stormwater, combined with highly-saturated soils and elevated river levels from other recent weather events, caused the runoff of stormwater into the Valdosta sanitary sewer collection system.

The Valdosta Utilities Department staff identified a manhole overflow on Remer Lane at 8 a.m. The overflow, which stopped at 9:25 a.m., resulted in the discharge of an estimated 3,400 gallons into the One Mile Branch.

The areas surrounding the spill has been cleaned and disinfected, and public notice signs have been posted. The public is advised to avoid any contact with the water in this area.

No other spills within the Valdosta sanitary sewer collection system have been identified or reported.

For more information, contact Environmental Manager John Waite at (229) 259-3592 or at, or visit

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  1. Ryan says:

    Is it possible to add maps or a link to Google maps for convenience instead of having to open a new window and search to see where this is located?