PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — Officials in the Central Texas city of Pflugerville say more than a million gallons of untreated sewage flowed into a creek after a power outage disabled a city wastewater treatment plant.
The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/1jkqf1d ) reports city officials expect the spill, which happened Sunday, to be cleaned up by Tuesday afternoon.
Pflugerville spokeswoman Terri Waggoner says the sewage bubbled out of a manhole near the treatment plant after a pump stopped working due to a power outage early Sunday.
Waggoner says the city hasn't determined what caused the outage.
City officials are advising residents on private drinking water supply wells located within a half-mile of the spill site or one mile downstream to use only water that has been distilled or at a rolling boil for at least one minute.
Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com