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Waco discharges over 70,000 gallons of wastewater due to rain

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 15:23:17-05

WACO, TX — The city of Waco said that due to substantial rainfall, an unauthorized discharge of wastewater has occurred from the City of Waco wastewater collection system.

The discharge, totaling approximately 74,815 gallons of domestic wastewater, occurred at eight locations around the city.

Here is the information about the discharge:

Facility Name: City of Waco

Person to contact for information: Lisa Tyer, (254) 750-8040

Location of spill(s): 2749 Cedar Point Dr., 5028 Ridgeview Dr., 17165 Skeet Eason Rd., 19372 Skeet Eason Rd., 1100 University Parks Dr., 400 University Parks Dr., 916 N. Valley Mills Dr., 601 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.

Estimated date and time of spill(s): February 12, 8:15 a.m.

Estimated volume of spill(s)(number of gallons): 74,815

Type of Spill (domestic, industrial, other): domestic wastewater

Area potentially affected: areas near 2749 Cedar Point Dr., 5028 Ridgeview Dr., 17165 Skeet Eason Rd., 19372 Skeet Eason Rd., 1100 University Parks Dr., 400 University Parks Dr., 916 N. Valley Mills Dr., 601 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.

Suspected cause of spill(s): substantial rainfall