Vandalism causes 11,200-gallon sewage spill in DeKalb

An estimated 11,200-gallon sewage spill into a tributary of South River was caused by a vandal, DeKalb County authorities said.

The spill was reported around 11:30 a.m. Monday on Salem Springs Court, Lithonia, according to a report.

“Someone vandalized Lift Station #36 Salem Road by cutting the power,” the report said. The overflowing nearby sewer was contained using a vacuum truck.

Further information wasn’t released.

RELATED: 18 places to get help finding a job in DeKalb this month

RELATED: Waffle House co-founder dies at 98, a month after business partner

RELATED: 7 times popular rappers mention DeKalb County in song

Like DeKalb County News Now on Facebook | Follow on Twitter and Instagram

More DeKalb County news:

Not Nearly 2,000 people showed up at Golden Glide when they learned the rink would soon close for good.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.