09/25/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/25/2021 10:12
Austin, TX - Austin Water crews have responded to a domestic wastewater overflow from a broken force wastewater main located near 8111 N FM 620. The force main was damaged from a utility contractor working the area. Austin Water and contractor crews are working to repair the damage. At this time, over 100,000 gallons of wastewater have spilled into a commercial storm drain. Austin Water crews set up a temporary dam and pumps to collect the spilled wastewater.
The overflow was discovered at about 5:56 p.m. on September 24, 2021 and was contained at about 7:00 a.m. this morning. Repairs have been completed. Austin Water crews will continue to work in the area performing recovery and hauling until the cleanup is complete.
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:
If you have any questions, please contact
Austin Water Public Information Office 512-972-0499