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Major Sewage Spill Reported in Valdosta

Posted: 3:48 PM, Jan 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-24 16:19:29Z
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VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - The City of Valdosta has reported that a large amount of untreated sewage has spilled in the area.

The Florida Department of Health reports that the spillage will impact water quality at Mud Creek and the Withlacoochee River.

According to health officials, untreated human sewage with microbes could cause gastrointestinal issues and other conditions for humans.

Until more information is known, officials have urged people in the area to take precautions when in contact with the Withlacoochee River by thoroughly washing hands after contact and before eating and drinking. 

The Department of Environmental Protection will be conducting water sampling today in order to determine the possible contamination of the river.

Anyone with questions about the spillage should contact Valdosta Environmental Manager Scott Fowler at 229-259-3592 or by email at sfowler@valdostacity.com.