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.

Overflow Report for 1348 Lakeview Cir - 10/12/21

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 10/5/21 - 10/6/21

Spill Report for 2820 South Pierce Dr - 10/8/21

Overflow Report for 1900 Paul Walsh Dr - 10/8/21 - 10/9/21

Spill Report for 1900 Paul Walsh Dr - 10/8/21 - 10/9/21

Spill Report for 1340 Lakeview Cir - 10/6/21

Spill Report for 1754 Canterbury Rd - 10/6/21

Spill Report for 1900 Paul Walsh Dr - 10/6/21 - 10/7/21

Spill Report for 1301 Riverside Dr - 10/6/21 - 10/7/21

Spill Report for 2771 Alden St - 10/6/21

Spill Report for North O'Hara Lift Station - 10/6/21

Spill Report for 3022 O'Hara Dr S - 10/6/21

Overflow Report for 3888 Northside Dr - 10/1/21

Overflow Report for 3950 Riverside Dr - 9/20/21

Overflow Report for 648 Paul St - 9/16/21

Overflow Report for 2111 Jeffersonville Rd - 9/14/21

Overflow Report for Boradway Lift Station - 8/19/21

Overflow Report for 3221 Broadway - 7/31/21

Overflow Report for 4089 Broadway - 7/31/21

Spill Report for Sandy Beach Lift Station - 7/27/21

Overflow Report for 3451 Pio Nono Ave - 7/11/21

Spill Report for Dead-end of Wolf Creek Dr - 6/22/21

Overflow Report for 2995 Hillcrest Ave - 6/9/21

Overflow Report for 1655 N Atwood Dr - 6/3/21

Overflow Report for 2982 Victoria Cir - 6/1/21

Spill Report for 4610 Pine Valley Dr - 5/18/21

Spill Report for Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park - 5/13/21

Overflow Report for Intersection of Village Green Dr & Leone Dr S - 5/3/21

Overflow Report for 3763 North Lyons St - 5/3/21

Spill Report for 127 Huntington Pl - 5/2/21

Overflow Report for Intersection of Heron St & Mallard Ave - 5/2/21

Overflow Report for 230 North Ave - 4/30/21

Overflow Report for 2474 Anthony Terrace - 4/18/2021

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 4/13/21 - 4/16/21

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 3/29/21 - 3/30/21

Overflow Report for 808 Gray Highway - 3/29/21

Spill Report for 1137 Jackson Springs Rd - 3/12/21

Overflow Report for 1441 Jeffersonville Road - 2/15/21

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 2/12/21 - 2/13/21

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 2/7/21

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 2/4/21 - 2/5/21

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 1/30/21 - 1/31/21

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 1/27/21 - 1/28/21

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 1/24/21

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 1/17/21 - 1/20/21

Overflow Reports 5981 Columbus Rd - 1/13/21

Spill Report for 1428 Westminister Dr - 1/12/21

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 1/6/21

Spill Report for 1428 Westminister Dr - 1/5/21

Overflow Report for 3459 Vineville Ave - 12/24/20

Overflow Report for 250 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd - 12/3/20

Overflow Report for 4095 Broadway - 11/30/20

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 11/12/20 - 12/3/20

Spill Report for Sandy Beach Lift Station - 11/12/20

Spill Report for 5722 Huddersfield Rd - 11/2/20

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Water Facility - 10/19/20 - 11/3/20

Spill Report for 265 Pebblebrook Ln - 10/16/2020

Spill Report for 1158 Center St - 10/14/2020

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

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