Officials explain Irma’s Impact on Critical Infrastructure

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma Monday, roughly 70 percent of all the sewer lift stations in Glynn County were not functioning. Since then, it has only gotten worse, jumping to about 75 percent according to Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water Sewer Commission officials. That has essentially turned the majority of the sewer system in the county into a septic tank — and it is full, said the utility’s public information officer, Jay Sellers. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, 127 of 167 stations were without power, but utility executive director Jimmy Junkin said that number would be changing throughout the week as power is restored and JWSC crews are able to begin reactivating them. All three wastewater treatment plants running on generators.

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Source: The Brunswick News

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