Sewage leak fixed after running into Hattiesburg creek

Sewage leak fixed after running into Hattiesburg creek

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A line break at a manhole at the former Inn on the Hill in Hattiesburg caused an overflow into Mixon's Creek, which runs into the Bouie River.

The break was anonymously reported to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality on April 6, and an MDEQ investigator assessed the scene on April 8.

An official report from MDEQ said officials with the City of Hattiesburg's Water and Sewer Department were on the scene and had the line repaired and overflow stopped when MDEQ arrived.

The report said a city employee did not know the city had "any lines behind the inn they were aware of and were surprised to find the break."

It said the line served as a relief to a blockage found at a manhole in the Inn's parking lot, which is now Executive Inn.

It is unknown how long the sewage was overflowing into the creek.

MDEQ completed the case on April 22.