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How much bacteria is in Flat Creek following 2-million-gallon sewage spill? The data is in
Dale Caldwell, headwaters director at Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, takes a water sample from Flat Creek on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, after weekend rains caused a 2 million-gallon sewage spill in the creek. - photo by Thomas Hartwell
An estimate of more than 2 million gallons of raw sewage overflowed into Flat Creek after a pump failure at the Flat Creek Water Reclamation Facility during the weekend’s heavy rains, according to Gainesville Water Resources.