Excessive rainfall was blamed in separate spills that dumped more than 235,000 gallons of untreated sewage into Lindsey Creek and Bull Creek on Monday, officials at the Columbus Water Works said.
The first spill was at 10 a.m. at Victory Drive and South Lumpkin Road when 209,803 gallons spilled from a 24-inch sewer. It took more than eight hours to get the spill under control.
The second spill was reported about noon as rainwater and sewage overwhelmed an 8-inch line on East Lindsay and Flint Drive spilling 25,515 gallons. Crews worked about eight hours to get the line back to normal working condition.
Columbus received more than 4 inches of rain on Monday.