A non-sewage spill can be indicated by any unusual odors or unnatural discoloration of the water, such as oil spills, chemicals or hazardous waste.
What to do:
o Take pictures to document evidence if possible
o Without trespassing try to determine if there is any nearby discharges, pesticide applications, or pollutant leaks.
o Look for any accidental or intentional dumping of pollutants.
o Observe if recent heavy rain events may be responsible for transporting pollutants into the waterbody.
o Do not trespass!
Who to contact:
To report a non-sewage spill please contact the
770-387-4900 (Cartersville & North Georgia) 404-656-4300 (Metro Atlanta)
1-800-241-4113 (Statewide) 24-hour availability
* Provide your name and contact information, so that a DNR representative can call back for additional information.
If you cannot contact Georgia Environmental Protection Division, please contact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Response Center at:
Call CRBI at 706-232-2724 or fill out an online incident report form