Notice of Wastewater Discharge (10/31/18)

Waco, Texas (October31, 2018) – Due to wastewater line failure, unauthorized discharges of wastewater occurred yesterday from the City of Waco Wastewater Collection System.

The discharges, totaling approximately 53,800 gallons of domestic wastewater, occurred near 15000 Hanna Hill Rd. and 696 Church Rd., due to the failure and subsequent repair process of a wastewater line. The discharges were stopped yesterday and the areas were cleaned up and disinfected.

Facility Name: City of Waco Wastewater Collection System 
Person to contact for information: Lisa Tyer, (254) 750-8040
Location of spill(s): multiple - 15000 Hanna Hill Rd. and 696 Church Rd.
Estimated date and time of spill(s):  October 31, 2918, 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Estimated volume of spill(s)(number of gallons): 53,800
Type of Spill (domestic, industrial, other):  domestic wastewater
Area potentially affected: areas around 15000 Hanna Hill Rd., 696 Church Rd. and South Bosque River
Suspected cause of spill(s): failure of wastewater line and subsequent repair process

List of actions taken include, but are not limited to:

  • Notification of appropriate local government officials
  • Notification of TCEQ Regional Office
  • Clean-up activities are completed

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:

  • Persons using private drinking water supply wells located within ½ mile of the spill site or within the potentially affected area should use only water that has been distilled or boiled at a rolling boil for at least one minute for all personal uses including drinking, cooking, bathing, and tooth brushing.  Individuals with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling.
  • Persons who purchase water from a public water supply may contact their water supply distributor to determine if the water is safe for personal use. 
  • The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. 
  • If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.