Due to the large amount of rain fall on January 1, 2, and 3 of 2017 resulting in flooding and infiltration of creek water into manhole located on 300 Oak Drive. This caused overflow of manhole.
January 12, 2017   There are indications that a storm drain running east to west on Briarhill Road has degraded and water has eroded under storm drain and sewer line. We suspect the sewer line has collapsed as a result of this which has caused blockage near the storm drain/sewer cross point making it impossible to clear blockage with our sewer machine. Contractor bringing in pump to bypass broken section of pipe between manholes until the storm drain and sewer lines can be repaired. Road is currently closed and contractors have been called in to repair damage.
On February 6, 2017 near 120 Ozark Road a discharge that looks and smells like sewage was discovered, however no sewer lines close to this location. Report submitted and investigation underway.
On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 around 7:00 a.m., a sewage line collapse was discovered on West Point/Cutler Drive in the vicinity of the Rembrandt plant. The line break was bypassed at 9:00 a.m. on that date and fully repaired by 1:00 p.m. It is estimated that between a 1,000 to 10,000 gallons of raw sewage from the plant may have infiltrated the surrounding ground and Skipper Creek. The affected area was thoroughly cleaned and the creek monitoring resulted in no contamination. There was no contamination to the city’s water supply system. Both the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) as well as the Henry County, Alabama Health Department were immediately notified.