• City crews say driver spilled 350 gallons of human waste

    By: Carl Willis


    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - City workers say a truck that empties portable toilets leaked 350 gallons of human waste for nearly three miles through Douglasville streets.

    A city crew worked into Wednesday night trying to clean up the mess and odor.

    "I thought something died," said a homeowner. "I never smelled anything like that," added her husband.

    City workers say the driver, who works for National Construction Rental, started spilling waste in front of Douglas County High School on Campbellton Street.

    They say the driver traveled from that point making his way down to Church Street, to Adair Street, to Spring Street and then to Fairburn Road before hitting Hospital Drive.

    He spilled waste the entire way.

    "We started to see the traffic backing up and people turning around giving the stink face," said business owner Timmesha Rogers.

    The city crew used a truck to apply a liquid deodorizer, and later sprayed a chlorine bleach mixture along the driver's route.

    "It looked like something was spilled. Something rotten," said Colette Muhammad.

    Now, the city will call on the driver's company to send in a hazardous materials crew.

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