Rain-related sewage overflows corrected

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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