The City of Fayetteville on November 22, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. was made aware of a broken sewer line pipe in a tributary of Nash Creek, which resulted in a sewage spill. The repair was completed at 12:51 p.m. on November 23.
The spill volume is estimated to be 25,000 gallons, which is considered to be a “major spill” by the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The EPD and regional media were notified of the spill.
The cause of the spill was determined to be a tree root sitting on the sewer line in the creek bed causing the line to drop down and break. The City’s contractor is in the process of replacing the affected line and will continue to camera and de-root pipes with root intrusion.