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Macon Water Authority: Excess rain causes series of spills

The Macon Water Authority was forced to handle several spills around Bibb County this week as a result of excessive rain in Middle Georgia, the agency reported.

The MWA said the Macon area got 3.08 inches of rain in 10 hours, leading to several major and minor spills, including:

• The Ocmulgee National Park, which had a spill of 8,500 gallons into the Ocmulgee River near the trail, and 1,500 gallons into Walnut Creek from a manhole at the lift station.



• 1900 Eisenhower Parkway had a spill of 6,000 gallons into the ditch feeding Rocky Creek.



• 2840 Pierce Drive South had a spill of 1,500 gallons into Bowman Branch, affecting the Corbin Avenue service basin.



• The dead end of Lennox Drive had a spill of 8,800 gallons into Sabbath Creek, affecting the Corbin Avenue service basin.



• 3291 Willowdale Drive had a spill of 4,000 gallons into Sabbath Creek, affecting that basin.



• The dead end of Clairmont Avenue had a spill of 2,200 gallons into Sabbath Creek, affecting that basin.



• 2354 Gwendale Drive East had a spill of 2,000 gallons into Lake Tobesofkee, affecting the Tobesofkee basin.



• 1269 Twin Pines Drive had a spill of 1,800 gallons into the ditch feeding the Ocmulgee River, affecting the Main Street service basin.



Debris was removed and all the areas were disinfected with lime, the MWA said.

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