Public Notification of Unauthorized Discharge of Domestic Wastewater
A spill from a collection facility has occurred at 530 Hillebrandt Rd. Pipeline contractors damaged a pressurized sewer main at this location on 12/18/23. Water Utilities crews quickly isolated the pressurized sewer main and began repairs. The wastewater discharge was kept within the confines of the excavation pit. The area was cleaned and disinfected 12/19/23. The estimated amount of wastewater discharge is 182,000 gallons. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), our governing body has been notified and all appropriate measures have been taken to ensure the health and safety of citizens.
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.
Please contact Mike Harris, Director of Water/Wastewater Operations at 409-785-3003 with any questions or concerns.