The Macon Water Authority

790 Second Street • Macon, GA 31202-0108 • (478) 464-5600

Spill and Overflow Notifications


Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) is a term used to describe two types of events.  The first is a sanitary sewer spill, while the second is a sanitary sewer overflow.

By Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) definitions, a sanitary sewage "spill" is an event in which sewage escapes from the conveyance system and enters the waters of the State.  A sanitary sewage "overflow" is an event in which sewage escapes from the conveyance system, but is contained before reaching the waters of the State.  By definition, "waters of the State" are ponds, creeks, streams, rivers, lakes, etc. -- including storm drains that carry potential pollutants into "waters of the State."

Spills and overflows are further broken down into two classifications -- major and minor.  An SSO is classified as "minor" when less than 10,000 gallons of sewage is discharged, while a "major" SSO results in over 10,000 gallons of sewage being discharged.  A major spill also can result from permit violations at a wastewater treatment plant.  A significant fish kill within the receiving waters also is classified as a major spill, regardless of the volume of sewage that entered the receiving waters.

The EPD requires that all Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) report spills; however, EPD does not require POTW's such as the MWA to report overflows.  Nevertheless, the MWA's leadership feels that it is beneficial and even necessary to report all overflows to the public and the local health department, in order to exercise an open and transparent form of governance to garner public trust.  In addition, reporting all overflows, regardless of their severity, helps protect the safety and health of the general public from the potential hazards associated with raw sewage.

The Macon Water Authority strives to maintain excellence in its Sanitary Sewer Conveyance System -- which has been selected as the state's Collection System of the Year on more than one occasion by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals.  By striving for excellence in its sewer system operations, the MWA hopes to lessen the environmental impacts and health hazards resulting from the unintended discharge of raw sewage during SSO events.

MWA customers can always assist the Authority in its endeavors to prevent or reduce SSOs by not pouring grease down the drain and by educating children on the possible dangers of playing around and throwing things into manholes.

Archived spill and/or overflow information can be obtained from the MWA Sewer Conveyance Department.

Spill Report for 2967 Crestline Dr - 7/17/23

Overflow Report for 900 A St - 6/6/23

Spill Report for 1367 Edna Pl - 5/30/23

Overflow Report for 112 Westchester Dr - 5/15/23

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 5/7/23

Overflow Report for 1189 Briarcliff Rd - 5/5/23

Spill Report for 4141 Canyon Rd - 5/2/23

Overflow Report for 709 Wesleyan Dr - 4/20/23

Overflow Report for 2002 Bayswater Rd - 4/17/23

Overflow Report for 2275 Gray Hwy - 4/5/23

Spill Report for 3040 Greenbriar Rd E - 3/31/23

Spill Report for 4295 Pio Nono Ave - 3/28/23

Spill Report for 2858 Leone Dr N - 3/27/23

Spill Report for 631 Williams St - 3/27/23

Spill Report for the Intersection of Vine St & Lawton Ave - 3/27/23

Spill Report for 2160 Waterville Rd - 3/27/23

Spill Report for 3212 Mary Dr - 3/27/23

Spill Report for 150 Berkley St - 3/27/23

Spill Report for Rev JL Mills Sr Way - 3/15/23

Overflow Report for 4952 Columbus Rd - 3/1/23

Overflow Report for Valley Brooke Ct - 2/22/23

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 2/18/23 - 2/19/23

Overflow Report for 2338 Old Holton Rd - 2/18/23

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 2/14/23

Overflow Report for 3990 Northside Dr - 2/14/23

Overflow Report for 1363 Walls Rd - 2/13/23

Spill Report for 2561 Echols Pl - 2/7/23

Spill Report for 4965 Kathryn Dr - 2/6/23

Overflow Report for 1101 Lower Poplar St - 2/4/23 - 2/6/23

Spill Report for 150 Willie Smokie Glover Dr - 2/4/23 - 2/6/23

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 1/31/23

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 1/25/23, 1/26/23, 1/28/23

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 1/22/23

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 1/13/23, 1/15/26, and 1/16/23

Spill Report for 5188 Wingate Dr - 1/17/23

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Water Facility - 1/1/23-1/4/23

Overflow Report for 3245 Hillcrest Blvd - 1/12/23

Overflow Report for 3116 Riggins Mill Rd - 1/9/23

Overflow Report for 3872 Stacey Dr - 1/5/23

Overflow Report for 1267 Nottingham Dr - 1/4/23

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 12/27/22-12/31/22

Overflow Report for 1071 Frank Amerson Pkwy - 11/22/22

Spill Report for 1458 Jackson St - 11/21/22

Overflow Report for 4091 Broadway - 11/17/22

Spill Report for 556 Old Club Rd - 11/16/22

Overflow Report for 2320 Jeffersonville Rd - 11/4/22

Overflow Report for 3221 Broadway - 11/1/22

Overflow Report for 3401 Houston Ave - 10/29/22

Overflow Report for 3360 Ridge Ave - 10/26/22

Overflow Report for 4023 Winding Way - 9/30/22

Overflow Report for 670 Britton Way - 9/28/22 - 9/29/22

Overflow Report for 2496 Charlene Ct - 9/15/22

Spill Report for Howard Oaks Lift Station - 9/4/22-9/5/22

Spill Report for 2870 Pierce Dr S - 8/25/22

Spill Report for 2208 Ingleside Ave - 8/22/22

Overflow Report for 256 Vista Cir - 8/2/22

Overflow Report for 3382 Sandra Fay Dr - 7/19/22

Macon Water Authority
790 Second St.
P.O. Box 108
Macon, GA 31202-0108
(478) 464-5600
(478) 741-9146

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