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Spill Incidents investigated by the Georgia EPD
posted as of November 29, 2023


Report a spill 1-800-241-4113

Georgia EPD 24 hour Emergency Operations Center

Spills from a vessel into navigable waterways - 1-800-424-8802
Coast Guard National Response Center (NRC)



Spill incident reports closed and released by Georgia EPD
  • Nov 22 - land clearing of a 1 acre lot reported with no fence to stop debris from entering roads or ditches on Rentz-Dexter Hwy in Rentz - Laurens - Oconee
  • Nov 14 - subvision owner reported to be working on a dam in the area and tampernig with wetlands on the property off Harper Franklin Rd in Augusta - Richmond - Savannah

Spill reports posted previously:
  • Nov 14 - unknown amount of oil released onto the road creating a 60 yard stretch of oil on Route 61 and Smyrna Ramhurst Rd in Murray outside of Chatsworth - GA - no soil or drains impacted - Coosa River watershed
  • Nov 10 - 110 gallons of oil reported spilled on a dock during a failed transfer of two 55 gallon drums off Newcastle St in Brunswick - Glynn - 2 gallons spilled into East River and was determined to be unrecoverable due to the current - absorbent pads used on the dock for remaining oil - East River impacted - Satilla River watershed
  • Nov 14 - resident reports that a vehicle has been abandoned in a lake used for scuba diving training on Marina Rd in Chatsworth - Murray - Woodring Branch and Lewis Branch impacted - Coosa River watershed
  • Nov 13 - unknown amount of sewage reported being dumped on a private yard on Rogers Rd from a trailer with no septic system in Lizella - Bibb - Ocmulgee River watershed
  • Nov 9 - resident reports a nearby creek is being diverted using rocks off Eady Creek Rd in Barnsville - Lamar - closest creek is Prairie Creek - Ocmulgee River watershed
  • Nov 17 - 3500 gallons of jet fuel reported spilled on the ground with 300 gallons estimated impacting a storm drain. The cause of the spill is recorded as operator error during the pumping out of an underground reclaim tank at Delta Fuel Farm in Atlanta - Fulton County - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Nov 17 - 1200 gallons of diesel spilled on tracks and ground following a train collision, derailment and fire off Chattahoochee Ave NW near Defoor Circle in Atlanta - Fulton County - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Nov 8 - unknown amount of diesel reported spilled from an overturned tractor trailer on State Route 257 North in Tennille - Dodge - Ocmulgee River watershed
  • Nov 6 - unknown amount of sewage spilling into state waters from malfunctioning lift station on Bradley St in Temple - Carroll - Tallapoosa River watershed
  • Oct 27 - unknown amount of oil reported spilled from a new RV park along Hwy 41 next to Etowah River - there are 5 above ground storage tanks that appear to be leaking into a retention pond which runs into Etowah River in Cartersville - Bartow - Coosa River watershed
  • Oct 23 - unknown amount of oil reported spilled deliberately from a property owner dumping it into the ditch next to the road on Pine Lane in Sandersville - Washington - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Oct 30 - unknown amount of motor fluid reported spilled onto the ground at a condemmed property from car parts on Railroad St in Valdosta - Lowndes - Altamaha River watershed
  • Oct 25 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled onto the ground on Creekwood Rd in Winder - Barrow - Oconee River watershed
  • Oct 25 - unknown amouts of sewage reported spilled at Carrollton Nursing and Rehab Center in Carrollton - Carroll- Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Oct 9 - pH adjusting material added to raise the pH of wastewater prior to discharge into Savannah River on East President St in Savannah - Chatham - Savannah River impacted - Savanah River Watershed - reported to Spill Line
  • Oct 25 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a leak and flowing into a creek near Bell Acres Resort in Maysville - Banks - unnamed waterbody impcated - Savannah River watershed
  • Oct 25 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled at a private home and yard on Blueridge Dr in Columbus - Muscogee - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Oct 25 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled in the City of Edison in Edison - Calhoun- Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Oct 11 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from Backwaters Condo Water System in Fortson - Harris - Chattahoochee
  • Oct 9 - half a gallon of vegtable based hydraulic fluid spilled from a barge due to a ruptured hose off N Lathrop Ave in Savannah - Chatham - Savannah River impacted - absorbent booms and rags used - Savannah River watershed
  • Oct 8 - unknown amounts of motor oil, diesel and gasoline reported spilled on the ground from a private residence having a junk yard on Guy Progen Rd in Broxton - Coffee - during rain events the spilled fluids go into a private pond - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Oct 12 - unknown amount of hot tub water being drained from a private residence into an unknown creek on Pleasant Gap Dr in Morganton - Fannin - Tennessee River watershed
  • Oct 5 - unknown amount of sediment reported spilled from a construction site and has entered Balus Creek and the roadway on Frontage Rd in Gainesville - GA - Balus Creek impacted - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Oct 4 - 100 gallons of diesel reported spilled from a tractor trailer leak due to traffic accident on Westridge Pkwy and West Ridge Industrial Blvd in McDonough - Henry - 10 gallons of diesel entered a nearby storm drain - Henry County Sewer flushed and vacuumed diesel from impacted sewer - Ocmulgee River watershed
  • Sept 22 - 55 gallons of diesel reported spilled from a saddle tank rupture due to an accident on State Route 17 in Thompson - McDuffie - Sutton Towing applied absorbent pads - Savannah River watershed
  • Sept 22 - 40 gallons of diesel fuel reported spilled from a Gas Station due to a fuel pump not shutting off on S Main St in Ellijay - Gilmer - less than 1 gallon went into nearby storm drain - Explorer Gas Co sponged drain out - Coosa River watershed
  • Sept 26 - 46 gallons of diesel reported spilled from a Circle K Gas pump from an unattended nozzle on Hwy 84 E in Thomasville - Thomas - Horizon Env Services used sand berms and absorbent pads but heavy rain caused unknown amounts to run into drain - Ochlockonee River watershed
  • Sept 2 - 4794 gallons of sewage reported spilled at a private residence from a blockage on Winters Chapel Rd in Doraville - DeKalb - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Sept 22 - 10000 gallons of sewage reported spilled into an unnamed tributary of the Chattahoochee River on Plant Atkinson Rd in Marietta - Cobb - Chattahoochee River impacted
  • Sept 19 - mold and mildew reported in the drinking water in Lake Arrowhead Subdivision on Fort Wayne Dr in Waleska - Cherokee - Operator of Utility Company has tested chlorine at the main pumps as well as two microbiological tests - Coosa River watershed
  • Sept 19 - unknown amount of unknown chemical and white flakes reported going into a creek that feeds into Lake Lanier due to improper disposing of chemicals in Gainesville - Hall - Lake Lanier impacted - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Sept 14 - unknown amount of paint reported spilled by construction workers down a storm drain in Atlanta - Fulton - evidence left on the grate of storm drain - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Sept 12 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from backing up into a crawl space of a private residence on Ash St in Forest Park - Clayton - Dead rats present - Flint River watershed
  • Sept 11 - unknown amount of household waste being dumped illegally on a private property possibly affecting quality of water in a pond that feeds into Coleoatchee Creek - A tributary of Flint River
  • Sept 14 - unknown amount of foul smelling wastewater reported spilling into the maintenance area at Glen Arven Country Club in Thomasville - Thomas - Ochlockonee River watershed
  • Sept 8 - Wastewater plant of Clayton RM reported for multiple failed or inoperable processes impacting the treatment process on Bolton Rd in Atlanta - Fulton - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Sept 8 - fill dirt reported leaching into Lake Lanier during rain events on Lullwater Trail in Gainesville - Hall - Lake Lanier impacted - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Sept 21 - unknown amount of sediment reported leaching into Peachtree Creek from a residential ground disturbance - reported a trench had been dug near a sewer line in Decatur - DeKalb - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Sept 21 - unknown amount of chemical pesticide granules reported spilled on the ground and seeping into an unnamed waterbody near Devon Lake - Alpharetta - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Sept 6 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilling into a lake due from a PVC pipe running from a septic tank to a storm drain on Pine Grove Rd in Savannah - Chatham - unnamed waterbody impacted - Ogeechee River watershed
  • Sept 7 - unknown amount of chemicals reported released from a cabinent building shop while containers were rinsed out in the parking lot in Rocky Face - Whitfield - the report notes strong chemical odors present during rain events - Coosa River watershed
  • Sept 8 - unknown amount of sediment reported leaching into an unnamed creek during rain events from a motor cross track on Friendship Rd in Buford - Hall Oconee River watershed
  • Sept 6 - 40 gallons of diesel spilled onto the pavement on the road from a puncture in the saddle tank of a tractor trailer in Suwanee - Gwinnett - Oil Dry applied - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Sept 22 - 10000 gallons of sewage reported spilled into a tributary to Chattahoochee River on Plant Atkinson Rd in Marietta - Cobb - Chattahoochee River watershed
  • Sept 20 - unknown amount of solid waste reported spilled from a clogged drain inside a transfer station causing liquids to spill onto the ground on Mead Rd in Macon - Bibb - Ocmulgee River watershed
  • Aug 31 - sheen reported from a vessel at a city dock on Screven St in Darien - McIntosh - Unnamed Waterbody - Ogeechee River watershed
  • Sept 14 - unknown amount of gasoline reported spilled from a fuel pump on Atltanta Way in Loganville - Walton - Ocmulgee River watershed
  • Sept 12 - unknown amount of paint reported spilled in an unnamed waterbody due to overturned boat throwing painters overboard with the open paint on 580 USS Navy Way in Kings Bay - Camden - Satilla River Watershed
  • Sept 6 - unknown amount of cow parts reported spilled off a truck at night in front of a private property on Dean Bridge Rd in Augusta - Richmond - Savannah River Watershed
  • Sept 6 - unknown amount of dirty water reported to be spilling from the discharge outlet from Rockmart Slate Quarry due to heavy rains on South Marble St in Rockmart - Polk - Coosa River Watershed
  • Aug 24 - unknown amount of herbicide and tree waste spilled at a natural spring on Statham Shoals Rd in Abbeville - Wilcox - Ocmulgee River Watershed
  • Aug 24 - 125 gallons of diesel reported spilled from a tractor trailer on the ground on Warren Rd in Augusta - Richmond - Booms and aborbent pads applied with soil berms to prevent runoff to the storm drain - Ocmulgee River Watershed
  • Aug 24 - 75 gallons of diesel reported spilled from a damaged saddle tank causing a leak on N Marietta Parkway in Marietta - Cobb
  • Aug 23 - 10800 gallons of sewage reported spilled from a grease blockage on Flatshoals Parkway in Decatur - DeKalb - Ocmulgee River Watershed
  • Aug 18 - 120 gallons of herbicide accidentally spilled at a private residence from human error no Comanche Rd in Brunswick - Glynn - Satilla River watershed
  • Aug 17 - 4650 gallons of sewage reported spilled into Snap Finger Creek from a pipeline failure on Jane Marie Lane in Decatur - DeKalb - Snapfinger Creek impacted - Ocmulgee River Watershed
  • Aug 15 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from illegal dumping at a private residence on Macon Ave in Jackson - Butts - Ocmulgee River Watershed
  • Aug 31 - 20 ft oil spill reported on the highway from a travelling vehicle that was leaking on State Route 293 East in Rome - Floyd - Fire Department on site for clean up - Coosa River watershed
  • Aug 21 - 10 gallons of diesel reported spilled from a vessel due to equipment failure into Sapelo River on Sapelo Ave in Townsend - McIntosh - Absorbent pads applied and fuel removed for disposal - Ogeechee River watershed
  • Aug 22 - unknown amount of herbicide reported spilled into a creek that flows to Etowah River on Hwy 293 and Youngs Mill Rd in Kingston - Floyd - Coosa River Watershed
  • Aug 14 - 80 gallons of diesel reported spilled from a tractor trailer fire on 75 South towards Cleveland Ave in Atlanta - Fulton - Absorbent applied to affected pavement
  • Aug 11 - 50 gallons of sewage spilled into Hinton Creek due to a service line break on Piney Ridge - Pickens
  • Aug 11 - unknown amount of oil reported spilled into Jekyll Creek on Riverview Dr in Jekyll Island - Glynn
  • Aug 8 - unknown amount of storm water reported to be spilling into an outdoor kitchen structure on Furry's Ferry Rd in Martinez - GA
  • July 19 - unknown amount of oil and diesel reported spilled on the ground at a truck parking lot behind Cedar Grove Market on US-441 in Dublin - Laurens - Strong odor coming from spill site
  • July 19 - unknown amount of oil reported leaking from holes in a pipe under a dock at Savannah River - repairs in progress - North Lathrop Ave - Savannah - Chatham - Savannah River impacted
  • Aug 4 - unknown amount of mercury reported spilled at a private residence from smashed fluorescent light bulbs on Deerchase Dr in Woodstock - Cherokee
  • July 30 sheen noted on the bed of a creek on Gulick Ave in Fort Stewart - Liberty Unnamed waterbody impacted
  • July 21 unknown amount of soot and fire run off reported spilled into a creek on 310 Southbound in Calhoun - Gordon Unnamed waterbody impacted
  • July 22 - unknown amount sewage spilled from an overflowing manhole on Childerylee Lane in Brookhaven - DeKalb - North Fork Peach Tree Creek impacted
  • July 22 - 12613 gallons of sewage reported spilled from an overflowing manhole due to a storm on 3rd Ave in Decature - DeKalb - Sugar Creek impacted
  • July 22 - 8329 gallons of sewage reproted spilled from a backed up sewage system into Cobbs Creek due to the rain on Weston Dr in Decature - DeKalb - Cobbs Creek impacted
  • July 22 - 3360 gallons of sewage reported spilled from an overflowing manhole on Thrasher Circle in Decature - DeKalb - Shoals Creek
  • July 22 - 443 gallons of sewage reported spilled from a back up caused by heavy rains on South Columbia Dr in Decature - DeKalb - Shoals Creek impacted
  • July 22 - 4887 gallons of sewage reported spilled from a storm causing a manhole to over flow on East Star Mount Way in Decature - DeKalb - Doolittle Creek
  • July 22 - 2100 gallons of sewage reported spilled from a back up due to a storm on Garden Circle in Decature - DeKalb - Doolittle Creek impacted
  • July 22 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a backed up sewer system due to a storm on Tulip Dr in Decature - DeKalb - Cobbs Creek impacted
  • July 22 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from heavy rain storm on Cobb Branch Dr in Decature - DeKalb - Cobbs Creek impacted
  • July 20 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled due to a problem with the City of Warner Robins sewer line causing backup onto a private property on Old Perry Rd in Bonaire - Houston
  • July 26 - sewage smell and dead fish noted along Chattahoochee River on Escowee Dr in Helen - White Chattahoochee River impacted
  • July 18 - 50 gallons of diesel reported spilled from an over turned tractor trailer on the I75 Northbound in Monroe
  • July 18 - unknown amount of oil reported spilled from a shop dumping used oil to the ground and drains on Stone Loop in Calhoun - Gordon
  • July 18 - unknown amount of freon and oil being released at a private residence due to the occupant taking apart old vehicles on Lamars Mill Rd in Flovilla - GA
  • July 24 - unknown amount of sewage reported overflowing into Peachtree Creek from Beech Haven Rd during a heavy rain in Decatur - Dekalb
  • July 19 - sewage overflow reported coming from an apartment building on Richardson St in Atlanta - Fulton - file referred to Public Health
  • July 19 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilling due to a malfunctioning bypass pump on Brookfield Lane in Dekalb County
  • July 17 - 50 gallons of oil reported spilled from an overflowing pump during elevator servicing on Kingstown Way in Thomson - McDuffie - storm drain impacted
  • July 14 - under 100 lbs of anhydrous ammonia released at midnight due to unknown causes at the Molson Coors Manufacturing Plant in Albany - Dougherty - HAZMAT Team on site
  • July 21 - unknown amount of unknown chemicals reported released inside a private home causing illness on Brown Rd in Richmond - Bryan
  • July 19 - unknown amount of cooking grease dumped deliberately by a local restuarant on Eagle Parkway in Adairsville - Bartow
  • July 20 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from Town Creek Apartments on Cooper St in Lafayette - Walker
  • July 13 - unknown amount of runoff water coming from a construction site that is seeping under the fence and eroding vegetation on Ferry Rd in Martiniez - Columbia
  • correction -July 11 - unknown amount of sewage reported overflowing from a lift station into a wooded area near Newbern Middle School off Lakeland Highway in Valdosta - Lowndes - originally reported as Newburn Medical School
  • July 11 - unknown amount of sewage reported released during a heavy rain event on Virginia Ave in Augusta - Richmond
  • July 20 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from Town Creek Apartments on Cooper St in Lafayette - Walker
  • July 6 - unknown amount of oil reported dumped on private property on Graywood Dr in Mableton - Cobb
  • July 1 - 3600 gallons of sewage reported spilled into unnamed waterbody on Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway in Hyram - Paulding - unnamed waterbody impacted
  • July 1 - 252150 gallons of sewage reported spilled due to a misaligned pipe at a lift station on Jimmy Lee Smith Rd in Hyram - Paulding - Rakestraw Creek impacted
  • June 30 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a private property and is running onto neighboring properties on Oak Ave in Warner Robins - GA - Owner shut off water to stop the flow
  • June 29 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled at Bear Branch Rd Lift Station on Bear Branch Rd in Kathleen - GA
  • June 18 - 129400 gallons of sewage reported to be overflowing and spilling into Nancy Creek on Lake Ridge Ln in Atlanta - DeKalb - Nancy Creek impacted
  • June 26 - unknown amount of sewage reported spilled from a private sewage line serving TJ Maxx on Roswell Rd in Roswell - Cobb
  • June 26 - unknown amount of motor oil reported spilled deliberately on private property and running down the street on Graywood Dr in Mableton - Cobb
  • June 23 - 1 gallon of muriatic acid reported spilled on the ground on Springs Crossings Rd in Canton - Cherokee - acid neutralized and taken for disposal
  • June 13 - 65 gallons of hydraulic oil reported spilled onto the ground and into a drainage system from a broken line on a forklift on West River St in Chatham - Savannah - Savannah River impacted
  • June 8 - 1000 gallons of sewage reported spilled from Hancock Prison as they are tied to the City Wastewater system on Prison Blvd in Sparta - Hancock
  • June 10 - unknown amount of sewage reported an on going issue and discharging onto a private property in Elberton - Elbert - sewage material is reaching water supply
  • June 13 - 60 gallons of jet fuel reported spilled from a mechanical failure while doing a fuel transfer on Terminal Parkway in Atlanta - 3 storm drains affected
  • June 22 - unknown amount of water reported flooding onto private properties from Lake Staghorns Dam being clogged in Jackson - GA
  • June 19 - 50 gallons of diesel reported spilled from a tractor trailer accident on US Expressway 285 East in DeKalb - CHAMPS on site with absorbent granules
  • June 9 - 100 gallons of gasoline reported spilled from a vessel that sank at a Marina in Augusta - sheen noted and vessel has not been removed yet
  • June 9 - unknown amount of motor oil reported leaking on the ground from stored vehicles at an autobody shop on Odentown Way in Kennesaw - Cobb
  • June 8 - 50 gallons of food oil spilled on the pavement deliberately on East River St in Savannah - Chatham - 5 gallons impacting sewage drain
  • June 8 - 20 gallons of oil and diesel reported spilled on the highway from an accident involving a cement truck on Highway 16 and Sheddan Ave in Newman - Coweta
  • June 5 - unknown amount of raw sewage reported spilled into a storm drain from Water Tower Park on Senior Citizen Way in Gray - Jones
  • June 7 - unknown amount of oil reported spilled from a tanker truck leaking onto the ground and causing a large puddle and odor at the neighboring property on 3rd St E in Forest Park - Clayton



  • Spill Report Notes


    Georgia Southern University Emergency Management reference information defines a hazardous spill as "an uncontrolled release of a hazardous substance" , including chemical, biological, or radiological materials.

    Hazardous spills are further described:
    • Small Spill: generally equal to or less than 55 gallons, 200 pounds, or 200 cubic feet of a gas
    • Large spill: generally greater than 55 gallons, 200 pounds, or 200 cubic. feet of a gas

    WTGA reports spills from incident files uploaded to the Georgia EPD Public Complaints portal.  Oil, diesel, gas, hazardous materials and sewage spills are posted by the date received, however these are not available to the public until the incident response is complete and the file is closed.  Each week WTGA searches thirty days back for new spill reports added to the database and lists them here by watershed area, including: 
    • Spills of petroleum products of 40 gallons or more,
    • spills of any amount impacting water
    • spills of any amount of toxic contaminants

    These incidents are listed by the watershed in which they occurred.  ­

    Spills marked with asterisk * are tracked with state and/or EPA authorities for more information.  See the CrimeBox for details on violations and charges under the Clean Water Act.

    As per EPA Oil Discharge Reporting Requirements,

    the reportable amount of spilled oil product is any amount that leaves a visible sheen on the surface, or a sludge at the bottom of the water body. 

    • Such spills are to be reported immediately (within 15 minutes)
    • 1-800-241-4113 Georgia EPD 24 hour Emergency Operations Center
    • Spills from a vessel into navigable waterways
    • National Response Center (NRC) at 1-800-424-8802
    • 24-hour emergency line staffed by US Coast Guard
    • All spills should be cleaned up, whether or not they are reportable.
    • From Georgia EPD Emergency Operations Centre, “oil” includes but is not limited to: gasoline, crude oil, fuel oil, diesel oil, lubricating oil, sludge, oil refuse, oil mixed with wastes, and any other petroleum related product.
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