DeKalb County is working to contain a sewer spill in the Lithonia area.

DeKalb works to contain ‘major’ sewer spill

DeKalb County crews are working to contain a “major” sewer spill in the Lithonia area, officials said Thursday.

The spill is near Eagle’s Beek Circle at Snapfinger Creek, according to a news release. It was found by Department of Watershed Management workers on a creek crossing near the Snapfinger Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Drinking water is not affected, according to the release.

Area residents are warned to avoid the spill site and keep pets away from the water until further notice.

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Workers located the spill by tracking high bacteria counts, according to the release.

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Officials have notified the Georgia Environmental Protection Division about the spill.

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