Trinity River Authority Reports Overflow in Wastewater Collection System

(ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – The Central Regional Wastewater System plant experienced an overflow on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Heavy rains caused a hydraulic overload, which occurred near 3501 International Place, Irving Texas.

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

No public drinking water supplies have been threatened or contaminated by this overflow; no aquatic life has been affected. 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 Central Regional Wastewater System

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

Location of the spill: Near 3501 International Place, Irving Texas

Estimated time and date of spill: Wednesday, 9 a.m. Feb. 21, 2018

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

Type of spill: Domestic wastewater

Explain other:

Area potentially affected: Trinity River

Suspected cause of spill: Hydraulic overload caused by excess rainfall

THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN:

  •  Appropriate local governmental officials have been notified.
  •  TCEQ regional office has been notified.