VALDOSTA, GA – The bypass line that will stop the wastewater overflow of a City of Valdosta 21-inch sewer line that collapsed earlier in the week is expected to be operational by early Friday morning. The local contractor hired for the emergency work has completed the directional drilling underneath the railroad tracks, and crews will be working late into the night to complete the nearly 1,000-foot bypass line before Friday’s forecast of rain.
Once the bypass line is operational, the city will immediately begin clean up of the area impacted by the overflow in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Valdosta Utilities Department staff have been monitoring streams entering Knights Creek from the affected spill area and have not found any visible impacts from the spill on those streams as yet.
Work will continue into next week on the replacement of a 500 to 700-foot sewer line and the installation of three additional manholes until the project is complete.
Click here for updates to this project and other Valdosta Sanitary Sewer System improvement projects located on the City of Valdosta’s website. For more information, contact the Public Information Office at (229) 259-3548.
Source: City of Valdosta