Discharge Pipeline Failure Causes Outflow In Trinity River Authority Wastewater Collection System

(ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – A Trinity River Authority discharge line within its Denton Creek Regional Wastewater System experienced an outflow of treated wastewater, known as effluent, on Tuesday, Nov. 29. A pipeline failure caused an effluent outflow before reaching the permitted outfall structure. This outflow presents no danger to human health or the environment.

Repairs are currently underway.

All wastewater overflows in excess of 100,000 gallons must be reported to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the public and other designated public officials. The final estimated quantity of the effluent outflow will be reported to the TCEQ.

No public drinking water supplies were threatened or contaminated by this overflow. TRA has notified all required city, county and state officials.

 

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Chapter 319 – General Regulations Incorporated Into Permits

Rule Log No. 99031-319-WT


Figure: 30 TAC §319.303


NOTICE OF SPILL FROM A WASTEWATER FACILITY

A spill from a wastewater treatment or collection facility has occurred.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPILL

Facility Name: Trinity River Authority’s Denton Creek Regional Wastewater System

Contact for further information: Vanassa Joseph (817) 493-5122

Location of the spill: A field located South of Highway 377 and Dunham Road intersection

Estimated time and date of spill: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, 1:45 p.m.

Estimated volume of the spill (number of gallons): >100,000 gallons

Type of spill: Treated effluent

Area potentially affected: Field area around pipeline

Suspected cause of spill: Pipeline failure

 

THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN:

  • Appropriate local governmental officials have been notified.                    

  • TCEQ regional office has been notified.

  • The spill has been contained.

  • The cause of the spill has been corrected.