Last weekend’s storms led to spills of than 4 million gallons of partially treated wastewater at Hinesville’s water pollution control plant on Fort Stewart.
Two spills occurred, according to Hinesville public relations manager Brittney McClure. The first took place at 10:20 a.m. Sunday and the second at 11:30 a.m. Monday, according to a press release. Together the spills released 4.09 million gallons of the wastewater.
“Operations staff quickly discovered and resolved both spills and the city does not anticipate any adverse public-health impacts as a result of this incident,” the release said.
The spills happened when heavy rain meant the plant, which is under construction, “exceeded the 7.15 million per gallon per day capacity,” the release said, noting one basin at the facility is not operational due to the construction.
The plant is located off Hero Road near Hallwood Homes and Bryan Village.