The overflow did not impact Austin's drinking water supply. Customers who draw drinking water from a private well should boil their water.
(AUSTIN) – Austin Water crews are responding to a domestic wastewater overflow from a manhole located in the ravine behind 2112 E William Cannon Drive. A Sanitary Sewer overflow over 100,000 gallons of wastewater caused by grease blockage in the city main has reached Williamson Creek. The overflow was discovered last night and is currently contained.
This overflow has not affected Austin’s drinking water supply. Officials with the Texas Commission Environmental Quality have been notified of the situation.
Austin Water officials urge:
- Persons using private drinking water supply wells located within 1/2-mile of the overflow site or within the potentially affected area should use only water that has been distilled or boiled at a rolling boil for at least one minute for all personal uses including drinking, cooking, bathing, and tooth brushing. Individuals with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling.
- Persons who purchase water from another public water supply may contact their water supply distributor to determine if the water is safe for personal use.
- The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the overflow.
- If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact Austin Water Public Information Office 512-972-0155
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