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Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) is a term used to describe two types of events: sanitary sewer spills and sanitary sewer overflows.

Defining Spills and Overflows

By Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) definitions:

For More Information About Spill & Overflow Notifications, Please Call 478-464-5600.

About the MWA’s Sanitary Sewer Conveyance System

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 due to SSO events.

Help Us Reduce SSOs

MWA customers can always assist the MWA 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 near and throwing things into manholes.

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

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SSO Reports, 2023-2024