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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:00am

Sewage Spills Again At Tybee

Updated: 1 year ago.
Tybee Island officials say they're repairing a sewer line after thousands of gallons of raw sewage spilled for the second time in two weeks. Mayor Jason Buelterman said crews patched up part of a leaking sewer line Saturday morning and the city plans to replace the entire main. Officials say about 37 feet of iron pipe is going to be replaced. (Photo by Orlando Montoya.)

Tybee Island officials say they're repairing a sewer line after thousands of gallons of raw sewage spilled for the second time in two weeks.

Mayor Jason Buelterman said crews patched up part of a leaking sewer line Saturday morning and the city plans to replace the entire main. Officials say about 37 feet of iron pipe is going to be replaced with new, thick-walled PVC pipe and is expected to cost about $200,000.

The mayor says money for the project is in the city's budget, and officials are looking into expediting the replacement of the island's other iron sewer lines.

Georgia Environmental Protection Division Project Manager David Lyle says testing has not shown dangerous levels of fecal material in the water, and the island's beaches are still open.

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