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Hinesville continues sewer repairs
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Two weeks after a wastewater spill into Peacock Creek, repair work continues on Hinesville’s wastewater treatment plant master pump station.
City residents were notified March 25 to temporarily limit indoor water use as a result of a breakage at the master sewer pump station that caused wastewater to spill into Peacock Canal.
Recently, the pump station was restored and residents returned to normal water usage. Additional repairs and replacements will be performed on the master pump station during the next four months.
“Work is ongoing with substantial progress being made,” project manager Gerald Boyce said. “Two dry pit submersible pumps have been installed and are in automatic operation as of Tuesday. At this time, we are at an acceptable level of reliability.”
The city of Hinesville and CH2M Hill are working with EPD to ensure proper measures are taken to protect the environment and residents of Hinesville.
An estimated 3.9 million gallons of sewage entered Peacock Creek, according to a release from Hinesville spokeswoman Krystal Britton. As a result, stream monitoring is ongoing per Georgia EPD guidelines and samples are being tested for dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, fecal coliform, total suspended solids, pH and temperature.
The city urges residents to refrain from fishing in Peacock Creek until stream parameters have returned to normal levels. Sample results may be obtained by calling 369-3390 between 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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