Trinity River Authority Reports a Wastewater Overflow in Desoto

(ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – The Trinity River Authority has reported a second sanitary sewer overflow in its collection system involving a manhole near 714 East Pleasant Run Road in the city of DeSoto. The overflow has been contained. A plug, which was put in place to contain the flow, failed. The plug has been replaced. The overflows spilled into Ten Mile Creek near Clear Springs Drive.

TRA and its contractors are still working at the site to clean up the affected area. All wastewater overflows in excess of 100,000 gallons must be reported to TCEQ, the public and other designated public officials. The final estimated quantity of the overflow will be reported to 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 Ten Mile Creek Regional Wastewater System

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

Location of the spill: Manhole located near 714 East Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas

Estimated time and date of spill: Monday, July 23, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

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

Type of spill: Domestic.

Area potentially affected: Ten Mile Creek.

Suspected cause of spill: Contractor equipment malfunction.

 

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.

  • Clean-up activities are in progress.