SOUTHWEST FORSYTH – A Forsyth County wastewater treatment plant accidentally released more than 9,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into a tributary that feeds into Chicken Creek in southwest Forsyth County early Monday morning.
Between 7:15-8 a.m., the Manor Water Reclamation Facility, which is located at 3294 Watson’s Bend in Milton, discharged about 9,103 gallons of crude wastewater through a storm drain on The Manor Golf and Country Club’s driving range, according to a news release from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department.
“The cause of the spill was a result of programming failure in the automated controls of the Manor Water Reclamation Facility,” the release said. “The area has been limed and remediated as of [May 22] at 10 a.m., and no adverse effects to downstream waters are anticipated.”
Though the club is located in Fulton County, Forsyth County owns the plant and is required by law to disclose such incidents.