Utility Central Lines Personnel Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

On April 9th, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., Utility Central Lines Personnel were dispatched to address a Sanitary Sewer Overflow at 4051 Huntley Drive. Central Lines Personnel promptly initiated measures to remove the blockage and safeguard the Stormwater collection system. The overflow, attributed to grease and rags, was swiftly mitigated by the Central Lines crew using high-pressure jetting equipment. The incident ceased at 8:30 p.m. the same day, after approximately 5,000 gallons had been released into the Stormwater System. This system ultimately drains into a Detention Pond that discharges into the Withlacoochee River via Cherry Creek. All relevant agencies have been duly notified.

The City of Valdosta remains steadfast in its commitment to preventing Sanitary Sewer overflows. The Utilities department is currently engaged in modernizing aging infrastructure and implementing a range of programs and strategies to curtail and prevent such incidents within the city limits.

For further information regarding these programs or to learn how you can contribute, please contact the City of Valdosta Utilities Department, Environmental Division, at 229-259-3592.