An estimated 100,000 gallons of sewage was spilled last week into an unnamed tributary in Danielsville that feeds into the south fork of the Broad River.
According to city officials, the spill occurred at Colbert-Danielsville Road and Madison Street Thursday, Nov. 13.
“There was a spill of approximately 100,000 gallons of waste water which went into an unnamed stream which feeds into the south fork of the Broad River,” stated a city press release. “The broken line was repaired on Nov. 13 by 9 p.m.”
City maintenance consultant Jerry Riley said the city received a call around 4 p.m. Thursday from a Danielsville resident with a pond near the spill site.
“He (the resident) noticed the water (in the pond) was brackish looking and had smell to it,” said Riley.
Riley said city employees walked the line to try to find the spill.
“It was a split pipe,” said Riley. “And it split open enough that it was leaking a lot of water.”
Riley said the city reported the spill to the Environmental Protection Division and that tests are being conducted to determine the impact on the stream.