Wastewater line breaks, spills 100,000 gallons

POSTED: Monday, September 26, 2011 - 2:56pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

Crews are still cleaning up after a 16 inch main wastewater line broke.

Around 6:30 Saturday night, more than 100,000 gallons of sewerage was spilt in Bosque Square Shopping Center.

The run-off of the wastewater is not expected to affect drinking water.

"There probably was some run off into some storm drains, which in that area I believe would flow into Fish Pond Creek, and then eventually that would flow back into Lake Waco... Compared to the size of the lake, this is a drop in the bucket so it's not going to effect drinking water at all," Waco Water Public Relations Jonathan Echols said.

There were no reports of closed businesses near the area and all residential use was maintained as normal.

The wastewater is contained but the clean-up and disinfecting process is still underway.


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