Recent rainfall leads to sewer spills around Waco


The City of Waco has reported unauthorized spills of wastewater due to the recent rainfall.

These spills total approximately 396,430 gallons of domestic wastewater, and have occurred at the following locations: 1100 University Parks Drive, 400 University Parks Drive, 3925 N. 30th Street, 529 N. 36th Street, 808 N. 31st Street, 1916 N. 12th Street, 2200 Herring Avenue.

The city has notified the appropriate local government officials, as well as the TCEQ Regional Office. Clean-up activities are currently underway.

People using private drinking water supply wells located within a half-mile of the spill site or within the potentially affected areas should use only water which 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.

Those with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling.

People 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. 

For more information, you can contact Lisa Tyer at (254) 750-8040.

Source: City of Waco

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