Heavy rain leads to sanitary sewer overflow in Arlington

Recent heavy rainfall has resulted in a sanitary sewer overflow in the City of Arlington. The location is 905 Wayland Drive. The cause of the issue is the collapse of a private retaining wall on the City's sanitary sewer near this location. The rainfall caused the wall to wash out.

Public Officials with the City of Arlington, Tarrant County Judge and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality have all been notified. The following information was released following the overflow.

Facility Name: City of Arlington Wastewater Collection Facility

Contact for Further Information: Gary Gilliland, 817-459-5903

Location of the Spill: 905 Wayland Drive

Estimated Time and Date of the Spill: May 29, 2015 12:01 a.m. through June 5, 2015

Estimated Volume of the Spill: 100,000 to 200,000 gallons

Type of Spill: Domestic

Area Potentially Affected: Stream (WF-A2) downstream of 905 Wayland Drive

Suspected Cause of Spill: A private retaining wall collapsed on the sanitary sewer

The following actions have been taken:

Appropriate local government officials have been notified

Regional Office of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality have been notified

The creek bed was pumped where affected; the creek bed was flushed.

Persons may wish to take the following precautions:

People using private drinking water supply wells located within ½ mile of the spill site or within the potential affected area should us 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 drinking water wells should have their water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling.People who purchase water from a 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 affected by the spill.If the public comes in contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.