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Rain-related sewage overflows corrected

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Heavy rains damaged sewage lines in several Richmond County locations this week, causing overflow spills totaling more than 11,800 gallons, according to the Augusta Utilities Department.

The largest spills were detected Wednesday in two places upstream from 2031 Gordon Highway where sewage flowed into a tributary of Rocky Creek, the department said. Repairs were completed by Thursday.

In a separate incident, about 1,800 gallons of sewage overflowed from a manhole cover near Cross Creek Road into a tributary of Butler Creek after a nearby sewer main was washed out by floodwaters. Repairs were completed within 24 hours, the notice said.

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/26/13 - 01:30 pm
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Glad to see the people who

Glad to see the people who ACTUALLY have sewer and drain pipes are getting something for their TAX money. Too bad the "City" wants to take MY money to fix THEIR pipes.

Augustaisdying
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Augustaisdying 07/27/13 - 01:58 am
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Yeah, no big deal.
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No comments; nobody cares. Our crumbling infrastructure, along with no money to fix it (no tax base), will surely heal itself, right?

Countyman rarely brags about the fact that RC doesn't even have accurate maps of ancient water and sewer pipes. The water dept. even pulled an old man out of retirement some years ago because he remembered where a lot of pipes were located. i believe he died.

Even if RC had real growth, it's infrastructure wouldn't be able to support it. Too many Section 8 thug moochers who don't pay any property taxes.

That is Augusta now. Get out while you still can.

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soapy_725 07/27/13 - 07:05 am
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Bait & Switch. Talk about small problems. Hide the big problems
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Heavy rain always demand that sewage be passed to the river. Sewage and storm water are mixed in an antiquated system. The "bacteria" cannot handled the volume of water from rain runoff.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/27/13 - 07:06 am
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Large amounts of rain requires passing sewage the river. Always
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Large amounts of rain requires passing sewage the river. Always

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