WACO, Texas -- Heavy rainfall has caused almost 425,000 gallons of sewage to spill from the City of Waco Wastewater Collection System.
City officials said the following locations are potentially affected by this spill:
- 400 University Parks Dr.
- 1100 University Parks Dr.
- 1502 University Parks Dr.
- 1000 Trice Ave., 1700 Pine Ave.
- 2200 Lyle Ave.
- 1224 N. 12th St., 2200 Herring Ave.
- 7909 Skeet Eason Dr.
- 4900 Skeet Eason Dr.
- 5201 Flat Rock Rd.
- 810 N. 31st St.
- 2636 Cedar Creek Dr.
- 400 Maan St.
- 1900 Edna Ave.
- 1504 Reuter Ave.
The spill began around 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning around it is still ongoing. The city of Temple also experienced a spill just 45 minutes before.
Local government officials, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and cleanup crews have been notified.
The city’s wastewater collection system is 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.
Residents area asked to take the following 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.