Wednesday closes Lake Peachtree
By CAL BEVERLY
A blocked manhole
is responsible for yet another sewage spill into
the lower reaches of Lake Peachtree, according to
a press release Wednesday afternoon from the
Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority.
The lower fourth of
the lake has been closed to all swimming, fishing
and water skiing, by order of the Fayette County
The Fayette County
Water System also stopped all withdrawals of
water from the lake pending further testing. The
lake is one of the main intake points for the
county water system.
The WASA issued the
morning a discharge of wastewater was released
into the lower reaches of Lake Peachtree near the
dam and Kelly Road (sic).
The spill was
caused by a blockage in a downstream manhole.
staff responded immediately to stop the discharge
and correct the blockage. The Fayette County
Water System was immediately notified and any
withdrawals from Lake Peachtree were ceased.
will work closely with them to insure that the
water is safe to withdraw.
County Health Department and the Georgia
Department of Environmental Protection Division
have also been informed of the incident. The
exact volume of the discharge is not known at
As a precaution,
the Fayette County Health Department has closed
the lower fourth of Lake Peachtree to fishing,
swimming and skiing. In addition, Flat Creek
immediately south of Kelly Drive has been