Wipes, paper, grease cause nearly 5,500 gallon Gwinnett sewage spill

Nearly 5,500 gallons of sewage spilled onto Gwinnett Drive and Stone Mountain Street in Lawrenceville on Monday, the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources said.

The sewage overflowed from a manhole at 180 Gwinnett Drive. Wipes, paper and other products were the primary cause of the spill, and grease was identified as a secondary cause.

The department was notified of the spill at 1:37 p.m. Monday, and the overflow was stopped at 2:41 p.m. The sewage entered an unnamed tributary of Pew Creek.

The department washed the impervious surfaces affected by the spill and collected runoff.

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