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Sewage spill cleaned up in south Forsyth subdivision

SOUTH FORSYTH — A crew from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department contained a sewer spill earlier this week in a south Forsyth subdivision.

According to the department, the incident was first reported as a “sewer smell” about 10 p.m. Monday by a resident of the Greystone Manor subdivision.

An employee was unable to find a sewer leak that night, but noted the home on Manor Creek Court was about 100 feet away from a sewer pump station.

The following morning, the resident called back to report sewage flowing into a nearby creek. 

The responding staff confirmed the flow was coming from the pump station. Further investigation revealed the line was blocked with brick and construction debris, according to the department.

The blockage was cleared by jetting the line.

The department estimated that about 31,135 gallons of sewage entered a creek that flows into a pond on Portabella Lane off Bagley Road. 

The area was cleaned and limed and signs were posted.