More than 1,400 gallons of sewage spill from Gwinnett main

More than 1,400 gallons of sewage spilled from a gravity main and into Level Creek on Monday, the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources said.

The spill began around 11:40 a.m. on Boulder Bluff Way in Suwanee. It took crews more than eight hours to stop the overflow; it was finally contained at 8:01 p.m, the department said.

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By the time the spill had been stopped, 1,458 gallons had spilled. Some of that entered the nearby creek, the department said. The cause was determined to be erosion.

The department posted signs to alert residents to the spill and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division was notified. Exposure to raw sewage generally poses the risk of diseases and infections including gastroenteritis and E. coli.

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Channel 2 Gwinnett County Bureau Chief Tony Thomas reports.

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