A LEAK CAUSES A SANITARY SEWER OUTFLOW AT TRINITY RIVER AUTHORITY WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY
(ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – The Trinity River Authority Denton Creek Regional Wastewater System plant experienced an outflow Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 9:45 a.m. when construction near the site caused a leak in a force main, which is a pressurized sewer pipe. The outflow occurred at 3421 TW King Road in Southlake. The outflow will not affect service to any of the plant’s customers. Repairs are in progress.
All wastewater outflows 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 outflow will be reported to TCEQ.
No public drinking water supplies have been threatened or contaminated by this outflow. The public is reminded to avoid contact with any waste material, soil or water near the affected area.
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: 3421 TW King Road, Southlake.
Estimated time and date of spill: Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, 9:45 a.m.
Estimated volume of the spill (number of gallons): >100,000 gallons
Type of spill: Domestic wastewater. Explain other:
Area potentially affected: Kirkwood Branch Creek
Suspected cause of spill: Wastewater force main leak
THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN: