In the last 10 days there have been five sewage spills in DeKalb County totaling approximately 21,000 gallons, according to county records.
The largest of the spills occurred on Jan. 31 when an eight-inch pipe that carries sewage across the south fork of Peachtree Creek broke. This resulted in 8,600 gallons of raw sewage entering the creek. County worked repaired the break 3.5 hours after the problem was reported.
On Jan. 28, there were three spills, including a 5,000-gallon spill at Fuddruckers restaurant in Tucker. According to county records, the restaurant’s grease trap failed and began overflowing. Contractors had to repair the trap’s electrical circuits.
Other spills that day included 3,940 gallons of sewage that spilled into the north fork of Peachtree Creek, and a 1,500-gallon spill into Snapfinger Creek.
Another 1,560-gallon spill into Pole Bridge Creek occurred on Feb. 3.
Last month, there were 25 spills in the County causing more than 340,000 gallons of sewage to flow into area creeks.