Collapsed Sewer Line Causes Spill

On January 10th, 2024, at 4:00 pm, Utility Central Lines Personnel were dispatched to investigate a potential sewer overflow at 213 Knob Hill Drive.  During this inspection, they found a Sanitary Sewer manhole overflowing from the backside of Williamsburg Drive. All Utility divisions were immediately notified and began investigating the cause of the overflow. It was discovered that a sewer line had collapsed.

This required the installation of a bypass pump system to allow personnel access to repair the issue. The Sanitary Sewer overflow stopped at 12:30 am on January 12, 2024, releasing approximately 100,000 gallons into a drainage ditch that discharges into the Withlacoochee River.  The Utilities department is currently updating aging infrastructure, managing various programs, and developing new action plans to limit and prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflows in Valdosta. 

The City of Valdosta continues to dedicate significant resources into preventing Sanitary Sewer overflows.  Currently the Utilities department is not only updating aging infrastructure but also managing a multitude of programs and developing new plans of action to limit and prevent Sanitary Sewer overflows in the City of Valdosta.  If you would like more information about these programs or how you can contribute, please contact the City of Valdosta Utilities Department, Environmental Division, at 229-259-3592.