A sewage line blocked by rags led to the discharge Wednesday of 50 gallons of sewage into a tributary of Taylors Creek on Fort Stewart, Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said Thursday. He emphasized the post's drinking water remains safe.
“Installation personnel responded immediately, correcting the problem, averting further damage and minimizing the impact on the environment,” Larson said.
He said the sewage flowed first into a stormwater collection system before going into the tributary.
The spill is the second announced by Fort Stewart in as many weeks. Grease caused a 10-gallon spill on Jan. 18, according to Larson.
In that instance, too, there was no threat to drinking water, he said.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division defines as many any sewage spill of less than 10,000 gallons.