Sewage spill in Reed Creek

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 8:46 AM
Last updated 7:03 PM
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About 6,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a tributary of Reed Creek on Tuesday when a clogged sewer line overflowed in a Martinez subdivision.

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Columbia County Utilities was notified at about 12:30 p.m. of the sewage overflow on Hickory Oak Hollow in the Brookfield West subdivision, according to a press release. Utility workers used high-pressure water to clear the line, which was had been clogged by roots, the release said. It was cleared by 2:15 p.m.

The overflow spilled into Kelley Branch, which flows through the Watervale and Barrington neighborhoods before connecting to Reed Creek.

The Utilities department has posted signs warning of the spill and plans a follow-up video inspection of the sewer line, the release said.

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