City of Temple experiencing wastewater overflow due to excessive rain from storms

Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 15:50:58-04

The City of Temple said that as a result from Monday night’s storms, the city’s wastewater collection system has experienced a significant wastewater overflow at the following locations:

  • 4320 Lion’s Park Rd: Approximately 100,000 gallons

Cumulative approximately 100,000 gallons

  • 2400 blk of S. 61st Street
  • 4209 Ermine Trl 
  • 2808 Brykerwood
  • 1600 blk S 57th & Ave P
  • 4400 Blk Antelope Trl
  • 3813 Loop Dr
  • 924 N 4th St (Jackson Park)
  • 4105 Hickory Rd

The city said the spill happened at 7:15 a.m.

City crews have mobilized to pump the contained discharge water back into the wastewater collection system for proper wastewater treatment. In addition, crews will remove all debris and properly disinfectant the affected area.

The city gave these precautionary statements:

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.

Persons using private drinking water supply wells located within 1/2-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.

The said event in no way harmed the City’s public potable water supply. City of Temple residents should not experience any interruption of water services. 

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