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Investigation finds wastewater didn’t spill into Blanco River after city lift station failure

An investigation by SMTX Utilities staff and the Texas Environmental Quality Commission found that a equipment failure at a San Marcos elevator station did not cause raw sewage to flow into the Blanco River.

The city of San Marcos announced Wednesday that about 225,000 gallons of raw sewage overflowed into the Blanco River after equipment failure. But the investigation showed that the sewage was discharged near the river but not in it.

The city said the equipment failure occurred late Monday night at the lift station on 2200 River Road. The city said its water supply, however, was not affected by the leak.

SMTX Utilities staff responded to equipment failure at the lift station, which transports sewage to the city’s treatment plant at 9:15 p.m. on Monday. The city said the problem was resolved by 10pm and the lift station was operating normally.

Following the announcement of the city, he said that he had to inform the public in accordance with the Texas Administrative Code §319.303 about the following:

• “People using private drinking water wells located 1/2 mile from the point of leakage or within the potentially affected area should only use water that has been distilled or boiled for at least one minute for all personal uses, including drinking, cooking, bathing and brushing teeth. “People with private water wells should be inspected and disinfected, if necessary, before stopping distillation or boiling.”

• “People who buy water from a public water supply can contact their water distributor to determine if the water is safe for personal use. The public should avoid contact with useless materials, soil or water in the area that may be affected by the leak. “If the public comes in contact with useless materials, soil or water that may be affected by the leak, they should bathe and wash their clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.”

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Investigation finds wastewater didn’t spill into Blanco River after city lift station failure Source link Investigation finds wastewater didn’t spill into Blanco River after city lift station failure

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