DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County officials blame heavy rain over the weekend for a major sewage spill off Superior Avenue in Decatur.
A report from DeKalb Watershed Managementreleased early Monday indicates 51,050 gallons of sewage spilled and ran off into a tributary of the South Fork of Peachtree Creek.
A resident reportedthe overflowing manhole on Saturday, but crews weren't able to contain the flow until close to noon on Sunday.
This comes as DeKalb works to resolve years worth of sewer spills and environmental fines. The county's in the middle of a $1 billion overhaul of its aging sewer system.
The DeKalb Health Department and EPA were notified, but the report indicates no immediate harm to fish or water quality.