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DeKalb County Watershed Management reports major sewage spill last week

Nearly 7 million gallons of sewage spilled from a manhole into Snapfinger Creek during heavy rainfall last week, officials said.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — (The video shown above was from a sewage spill on Feb. 18, 2020, with an estimated volume of more than 9 million gallons)

Heavy rainfall over the past week has created a major sewage spill in an area of DeKalb County that sees regular problems during stormy weather events.

The overflow occurred near the intersection of Meadow Creek Path and Glen Park Drive in Lithonia from Thursday, March 5 through Saturday, March 7.

According to the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management, an estimated 6,994,260 gallons of spillage occurred from a manhole at this location and spilled into Snapfinger Creek.

Watershed officials said they actively monitored the situation until containment was achieved. Other actions taken to correct the issue included posting 10 spill signs in order to notify the public.  

RELATED: Major sewage spill of 9.2M gallons reported in DeKalb County last week

A larger sewage spill at the same location took place following a heavy rain event on Feb. 18, resulting in a spill with an even greater volume - more than 9 million gallons.


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