EXCESS RAINFALL CAUSES OVERFLOW IN TRINITY RIVER AUTHORITY WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM
(ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – A Trinity River Authority wastewater collection system manhole within its Central Regional Wastewater System experienced an overflow on Monday, April 18. The manhole is located in the 5000 block of S. Beltline Road, Dallas, Texas. The overflow of wastewater spilled into Mountain Creek, a small tributary that flows into Mountain Creek Reservoir. Recent widespread, heavy rains inundated the area and hydraulically overloaded the pipeline, which caused the overflow. Rainwater diluted the spill, which helped to minimize its overall effect.
TRA crews are standing by to begin cleanup when the area is accessible.
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.
NOTICE OF SPILL FROM A WASTEWATER FACILITY
A spill from a wastewater treatment or collection facility has occurred.
THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN:
- Appropriate local governmental officials have been notified.
- TCEQ regional office has been notified.
- Clean-up activities will begin when the site is accessible.