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City Reports Wastewater Spill
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HINESVILLE, Ga. (July 8, 2021) – In accordance with public notice requirements, the City of Hinesville and its public works partner ESG Operations, Inc. hereby reports that a wastewater spill occurred on Wednesday, July 7, at 9:30 p.m. as the height of Tropical Storm Elsa moved through the area. 

Crews estimate that 10,500 gallons of wastewater escaped from the headworks at the Hinesville - Fort Stewart Water Pollution Control Plant, located at 629 Hero Road.

The cause of the spill was due to the high flow volume caused by the tropical storm. Through quick action, crews stopped the spill at 11:02 p.m. and the impacted area was contained within the plant facility. 

The impacted area has been cleaned and disinfected and poses no threat to public health. Due to the plant being in storm mode at the time of event, there was an effluent TSS of 52 mg/L with the total effluent flow of 7.788 MG for July 7. This event has been reported to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). 

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