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Sewage spills onto road in Gwinnett County due to broken pipe

More than 150 gallons of sewage spilled onto a Gwinnett County road and into a creek tributary Tuesday morning, the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources said.

The 158-gallon spill started at 9:48 a.m. Sewage overflowed onto Jones Mill Road in Peachtree Corners and entered an unnamed tributary of Crooked Creek, the department said.

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The spill was stopped by 12:15 p.m. A broken pipe was determined to be the cause of the spill.

The department raked the area and spread lime in order to mitigate the effects of the spill. Signs were posted 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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The county hopes the cleaning will lead to fewer sewage spills and more money for the economy.

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