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 265 Pebblebrook Ln 10/16/2020

Spill Report for 1158 Center St 10/14/2020

Overflow Report for 4574 Pine Valley Dr 10/8/2020

Overflow Report for 3299 N Ohara Dr 9/28/2020

Spill Report for 2332 Ollie Dr 9/22/2020

Spill Report for 1925 Flintwood Dr 9/22/20

Overflow Report for 2193 Seventh St 9/21/20

Spill Report for 1301 Riverside Dr 9/17/20

Overflow Report for the Intersection of Lawton Ave and Vine St 9/17/20

Spill Report for 3221 Broadway 9/17/20

Overflow Report for 2278 Ballard Pl 9/17/20

Spill Report for 2820 South Pierce Dr 9/17/20

Overflow Report for 1124 Clairmont Pl 9/8/20

Overflow Report for 2358 Old Holton Rd 8/31/20

Spill Report for 2549 Echols Pl 8/31/20

Spill Report for 1160 Ousley Pl 8/26/20

Overflow Report for O'Hara Dr North Lift Station 8/14/20

Spill Report for 4744 Cheryle Ann Dr 8/3/20

Overflow Report for 1987 Wood Valley Rd 7/27/20

Overflow Report for 3535 Williamson Rd 7/27/20

Overflow Report for 381 Hall St 7/17/20

Overflow Report for 3115 Pio Nono Ave 6/23/20

Overflow Report for 207 Springdale Ct 6/18/20

Overflow Report for Goodwin Lift Station 6/12/20

Spill Report for Sandy Beach Lift Station 5/22/20

Overflow Report for Goodwin Dr Lift Station 5/16/20

Spill Report for 6751 Houston Rd 5/6/20

Overflow Report for 4920 Wesleyan Woods Dr 5/5/20

Overflow Report for 4131 Broadway 4/30/20

Overflow Report for 5500 Forest Pl 4/30/20

Spill Report for 2840 South Pierce Dr 4/30/20

Spill Report for North O'Hara Lift Station 4/30/20

Spill Report for 1301 Riverside Dr MH ID 66885 4//30/20

Spill Report for 1301 Riverside Dr MH ID 66892 4/30/20

Spill Report for Deadend of Goodwin Dr 4/29/20

Overflow Report for Ohara Drive North Lift Station 4/23/2020

Overflow Report for 5500 Forest Place 4/23/2020 - 4/24/2020

Overflow Report for 1775 Hawthorne Rd 3/29/2020

Spill Report for Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility - 4705 Mead Rd 3/22/2020

Spill Report for 5151 Zebulon Rd 3/7/2020

Overflow Report for 1263 Newport Rd 3/7/2020

Overflow Report for 2582 Rockbridge Rd 3/6/2020

Spill Report for 1995 Lawton Ave 3/5/2020

Spill Report for 2758 Alden St 3/5/2020

Spill Report for 4131 Broadway 3/5/2020

Spill Report for Intersection of Waterville Rd and Reid St 3/5/2020

Spill Report for Corner of James St and Tinsley St 3/5/2020

Spill Report for 1301 Riverside Dr 3/5/2020

Spill Report for 2715 Leone Dr 3/5/2020

Spill Report for Howard Oaks Lift Stattion 3/5/2020

Spill Report for 1365 Glendale Ave 3/4/2020

Spill Report for 2848 Leone Dr North 3/4/2020

Spill Report for 5500 Forest Place 3/4/2020

Spill Report for Intersection of Waterville Rd and Reid St 3/4/2020

Spill Report for Howard Oaks Lift Station 3/4/2020

Overflow Report for Howard Oaks Lift Station 3/3/2020

Overflow Report for 3300 North Ingle Place 2/28/2020

Spill Report for 3022 Ohara Drive South 2/19/2020

Spill Report for 304 Bay Street 2/19/2020

Spill Report for Intersection of Waterville Rd and Reid St 2/19/2020

Spill Report for Intersection of Waterville Rd and Reid St 2/18/2020

Spill Report for 3212 Mary Drive 2/18/2020

Overflow Report for 659 Paul Street 2/13/2020

Overflow Report for 2001 Bayswater Drive 2/12/2020

Overflow Report for 1459 Eisenhower Parkway 2/11/2020

Spill Report for 858 Winchester Circle 1/27/2020

Overflow Report for 4860 Forsyth Road 1/20/2020

Spill Report for 280 Country Club Road 1/12/2020

Overflow Report for 3459 Vineville Avenue 1/4/2020

Overflow Report for 2569 Willis Drive 1/3/20

Spill Report for 1301 Riverside Dr - 12.23.19

Spill Report for 153 Covington Dr - 12.23.19

Minor Spill Report for Deadend of Goodwin Dr - 12/22/19

Overflow Report for 3443 McKenzie Dr on 12/17/19

Spill Report for 145 Covington Ct on 12/17/19

Overflow Report for 2775 New Clinton Rd - 12/17/19

Spill Report for 5151 Zebulon Rd - 12.6.19

Overflow Report for 1847 Long Ridge Dr. - 12.6.19

Overflow Report for 3266 Hillcrest Ave on 12.4.19

Overflow Report for 2285 Belmont Avenue on 10/22/2019

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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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