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 Notification for 2468 Anthony Terrace on 2/8/2018

Overflow Notification for 3883 Marse Allen Road on 1/24/2018

Overflow Notification for 2140 Ingleside Avenue on 1/18/2018

Spill Notification for 1404 Lake View Circle on 1/13/2018

Spill Notification for 4606 Pine Valley Drive on 1/8/2018

Overflow Notification for 1420 Briarcliff Road on 12/17/2017

Overflow Notification for 4064 Southview Drive on 12/4/2017

Overflow Notification for the  intersection of Village Green Drive and Leone Drive S on 12/4/2017

Overflow Notification for 1030 Hickory Ridge Drive on 11/12/2017

Overflow Notification for 3221 Broadway on 11/2/2017

Overflow Notification for 4690 N Mumford Road on 11/1/2017

Overflow Notification for 3115 Pio Nono Avenue on 10/29/2017

Overflow Notification for 4869 Wesleyan Woods Drive on 10/8/2017

Spill Notification for 3535 Williamson Road on 10/4/2017

Overflow Notification for 751 Hendley Street on 9/18/2017

Overflow Notification for 3300 Macon Tech Drive on 9/18/2017

Spill Notification for 1695 Foster Place on 9/11/2017

Spill Notification for 2034 Napier Avenue on 9/8/2017

Overflow Notification for 2275 Gray Highway on 8/25/2017

Overflow Notification for 891 Gray Highway on 8/4/2017

Spill Notification for 2820 Pierce Drive South on 8/4/2017

Overflow Notificcation for 4775 Owens Street W on 7/31/2017

Overflow Notification for the dead end of Clinton Street on 7/8/2017

Overflow Notification for 2613 Leone Drive S on 6/5/2017

Spill Notification for 2840 Pierce Drive South on 4/28-5/11/2017

Overflow Notification for 3279 Ohara Drive North on 5/24/2017

Spill Notification for 1283 Rev. JL Mills Sr. Way on 5/24/2017

Overflow Notification for 1737 Graham Road on 5/10/2017

Spill Notification for 2840 Pierce Drive S on 5/7/2017

Overflow Notification for 5562 Cascade Avenue on 4/17/2017

Spill Notification for 2035 Dove Street on 4/13/2017

Overflow Notification for 1965 Upper River Road on 4/13/2017

Spill Notification for 1975 Deerwood Place on 4/12/2017

Spill Notification for 4228 Old Club Road East on 3/24/2017

Overflow Notification for 657 Allied Industrial Boulevard on 3/20/2017

Spill Notification for the intersection of Williamson Rd and Raymond Kellie Drive on 3/11/2017

Spill Notification for 4177 Forest Hill Terrace on 3/9/2017

Spill Notification for 2540 Greenleaf Drive on 3/9/2017

Overflow Notification for 510 Pio Nono Avenue on 3/3/2017

Spill Notification for 1281 Bass Road on 2/24/2017

Overflow Notification for 4059 Log Cabin on 2/21/2017

Overflow Notification for 3266 Hillcrest Avenue on 2/18/2017


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

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