Waco, Texas (May 03, 2019) – Due to substantial rainfall, an unauthorized discharge of wastewater occurred from the City of Waco Wastewater Collection System.
The discharges, totaling approximately 376,360 gallons of domestic wastewater, occurred at 9 locations around the city. All but 3 of the discharges have now stopped and clean-up activities are underway.
Facility Name: City of Waco Wastewater Collection System
Person to contact for information: Lisa Tyer, (254) 750-8040
Location of spill(s): manholes near: 529 N.36th St., 916 N. Valley Mills Dr., 1916 N. 12th St., 4900 Skeet Eason Rd., 5201 Flat Rock Rd., 400 University Parks Dr., 1100 University Parks Dr., 1702 Dallas St., 1708 Dallas St.
Estimated date and time of spill(s): May 2, 5:40 p.m.
Estimated volume of spill(s)(number of gallons): 376,360
Type of Spill (domestic, industrial, other): domestic wastewater
Area potentially affected: area around manholes near: 529 N.36th St., 916 N. Valley Mills Dr., 1916 N. 12th St., 4900 Skeet Eason Rd., 5201 Flat Rock Rd., 400 University Parks Dr., 1100 University Parks Dr., 1702 Dallas St., 1708 Dallas St.
Suspected cause of spill(s): lift-station flooded by Lake Waco
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: