The Macon Water Authority

790 Second Street • Macon, GA 31202-0108 • (478) 464-5600

Spill and Overflow Notifications


Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) is a term used to describe two types of events.  The first is a sanitary sewer spill, while the second is a sanitary sewer overflow.

By Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) definitions, a sanitary sewage "spill" is an event in which sewage escapes from the conveyance system and enters the waters of the State.  A sanitary sewage "overflow" is an event in which sewage escapes from the conveyance system, but is contained before reaching the waters of the State.  By definition, "waters of the State" are ponds, creeks, streams, rivers, lakes, etc. -- including storm drains that carry potential pollutants into "waters of the State."

Spills and overflows are further broken down into two classifications -- major and minor.  An SSO is classified as "minor" when less than 10,000 gallons of sewage is discharged, while a "major" SSO results in over 10,000 gallons of sewage being discharged.  A major spill also can result from permit violations at a wastewater treatment plant.  A significant fish kill within the receiving waters also is classified as a major spill, regardless of the volume of sewage that entered the receiving waters.

The EPD requires that all Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) report spills; however, EPD does not require POTW's such as the MWA to report overflows.  Nevertheless, the MWA's leadership feels that it is beneficial and even necessary to report all overflows to the public and the local health department, in order to exercise an open and transparent form of governance to garner public trust.  In addition, reporting all overflows, regardless of their severity, helps protect the safety and health of the general public from the potential hazards associated with raw sewage.

The Macon Water Authority strives to maintain excellence in its Sanitary Sewer Conveyance System -- which has been selected as the state's Collection System of the Year on more than one occasion by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals.  By striving for excellence in its sewer system operations, the MWA hopes to lessen the environmental impacts and health hazards resulting from the unintended discharge of raw sewage during SSO events.

MWA customers can always assist the Authority in its endeavors to prevent or reduce SSOs by not pouring grease down the drain and by educating children on the possible dangers of playing around and throwing things into manholes.

Archived spill and/or overflow information can be obtained from the MWA Sewer Conveyance Department.

Overflow Report for 4860 Forsyth Road 1/20/2020

Spill Report for 280 Country Club Road 1/12/2020

Overflow Report for 3459 Vineville Avenue 1/4/2020

Overflow Report for 2569 Willis Drive 1/3/20

Spill Report for 1301 Riverside Dr - 12.23.19

Spill Report for 153 Covington Dr - 12.23.19

Minor Spill Report for Deadend of Goodwin Dr - 12/22/19

Overflow Report for 3443 McKenzie Dr on 12/17/19

Spill Report for 145 Covington Ct on 12/17/19

Overflow Report for 2775 New Clinton Rd - 12/17/19

Spill Report for 5151 Zebulon Rd - 12.6.19

Overflow Report for 1847 Long Ridge Dr. - 12.6.19

Overflow Report for 3266 Hillcrest Ave on 12.4.19

Overflow Report for 2285 Belmont Avenue on 10/22/2019

Overflow Report for 4620 S Stratford Oaks on 10/4/2019

Overflow Report for 2006 Napier Avenue on 9/4/2019

Overflow Report for Shady Rest Lift Station on 8/19/2019

Overflow Report for 1500 Mercer Road on 8/17/2019

Overflow Report for 4089 Broadway on 6/26/2019

Overflow Report for 1187 Edna Place on 6/19/2019

Overflow Report for 5025 Columbus Road on 6/1/2019

Overflow Report for 1634 Twin Pines Drive on 5/6/2019

Overflow Report for 394 Longleaf Drive on 5/5/2019

Overflow Report for 400 Foster Road on 5/2/2019

Overflow Report for 2225 Waterville Road on 4/29/2019

Overflow Report for 4770 Roundfield Road on 4/24/2019

Spill Report for 1415 Bass Road 4/22/2019

Spill Report for Rocky Creek WRF on 4/21/2019

Overflow Report for 3300 Macon Tech Drive 4/3/2019

Spill Report for 304 Carrick Way on 3/28/2019

Overflow Report for 3939 River Place Drive on 3/20/2019

Overflow Report for 4652 Ayers Road on 3/14/2019

Overflow Report for 4580 Riverside Drive on 3/13/2019

Overflow Report for 4050 Lindwood Drive on 3/11/2019

Overflow Report for 3430 Greenbriar Road East on 3/8/2019

Overflow Report for 3116 Riggins Mill Road on 3/8/2019

Overflow Report for 3911 Easy Street on 2/26/2019

Overflow Report for 3442 Woodcrest Road on 2/14/2019

Overflow Report for 2761 Walnut Creek Road on 1/22/2019

Macon Water Authority
790 Second St.
P.O. Box 108
Macon, GA 31202-0108
(478) 464-5600
(478) 741-9146

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