A power outage that impacted about 1,000 customers Tuesday evening in Pembroke also caused a raw sewage spill of approximately 6,000 gallons from lift station No. 7 on Harry Hagan Road, according to a news release from the city.
The spill entered an unnamed tributary of Mill Creek, which flows into the Ogeechee River. The release said the spill was the result of an electrical malfunction at the lift station.
“Immediately upon discovery of the malfunction, the problem was corrected and the spill eliminated,” the release said.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division requires municipalities to notify the media when such spills occur.