Wastewater Collection System Overflow Reported by Trinity River Authority

 (ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – The Central Regional Wastewater System plant experienced an overflow. Heavy rains caused a hydraulic overload, which occurred at Trinity View Park in Irving. This the fourth overflow this week caused by heavy rainfall.

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. The public is reminded to avoid contact with waste material, soil or water near the affected area.

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: Trinity View Park, Irving, Texas

Estimated time and date of spill: Thursday, 1 p.m. Feb. 22, 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.