According to "Riverchat" a newsletter of the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, there are chronic sewage problems in Hogansville, Ga.
The newsletter says Hogansville has a long history of problems with its sewage system and 600,000 gallons of partially treated sewage spilled into Yellow Jacket Creek. This was at least the third such spill into this major tributary to the West Point Lake in five years.
The city's treatment plant was built in the 1950s and has reached its capacity of 650,000 gallons per day; after treatment, the waste is disposed at a land application system constructed in 1991.
Although the city still owes millions of dollars for this facility, more than 15 percent of the 204-acre sprayfield is already unusable.