TRINITY RIVER AUTHORITY REPORTS A WASTEWATER OVERFLOW
(ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – The Red Oak Creek Regional Wastewater System plant experienced an overflow on Friday, March 30 at 2 p.m., at 1020 W. Reindeer Road in Lancaster, Texas, due to a force main rupture.
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.
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 Red Oak Creek Regional Wastewater System
Contact for further information: Vanassa Joseph (817) 493-5122
Location of the spill: 1020 W. Reindeer Road, Lancaster, Texas
Estimated time and date of spill: Friday, 2 p.m., March 30, 2018
Estimated volume of the spill (number of gallons): >100,000 gallons
Type of spill: Domestic wastewater
Area potentially affected: Bear Creek
Suspected cause of spill: Force main rupture
THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN:
- Appropriate local governmental officials have been notified.
- TCEQ regional office has been notified.
- The cause of the spill has been corrected.