Waco, Texas (May 26, 2020) – Due to substantial rainfall and a mechanical failure, an unauthorized discharge of wastewater has occurred from the City of Waco wastewater collection system.
The discharge, totaling approximately 3,500,000 gallons of domestic wastewater, occurred at the construction excavation site of the new City of Waco Transfer Lift Station, 50 Gurley Ln. No wastewater was released from the excavation site.
Facility Name: City of Waco Wastewater Collection System
Person to contact for information: Lisa Tyer, (254) 750-8040
Location of spill(s): 50 Gurley Ln.
Estimated date and time of spill(s): Mayy 26, 3:00 a.m.
Estimated volume of spill(s)(number of gallons): 3,500,000
Type of Spill (domestic, industrial, other): domestic wastewater
Area potentially affected: area near construction excavation for new Transfer Lift Station at 50 Gurley Ln.
Suspected cause of spill(s): substantial rainfall and mechanical failure of plug in place, due to construction of new lift station and piping
List of actions taken include, but are not limited to:
THIS IS NOT A BOIL WATER NOTICE. The information below includes mandatory health safety statements required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The city’s wastewater collection system is completely separate from the drinking water system and the City of Waco has no reason to believe drinking water, distributed by the City of Waco, has been compromised or affected in any way.
Persons May Wish to Take the Following Personal Precautions: