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Serious Problems Found at Oconee Sewer Plants

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Melvin Davis.

A month-long investigation of effluent from the county’s Calls Creek sewage plant outside Watkinsville became Tuesday last night when Board of Commissioners Chairman Melvin Davis reported that the county had received the resignation of two of the plant’s employees.

The county also released a six-page report by a consultant hired to review the operation of both of the country’s sewage treatment facilities.

The consultant said the Calls Creek plant is not properly managing solids in the water that is processed and that “several equipment items necessary for effective operation have not been operational for a year or more.”

Similar problems exist at the county’s only other sewage treatment facility, the Rocky Branch Land Application System, and the consultant said that both facilities are in need of “effective management” and a change of operating procedures.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.