City: Around 280,000 gallons of wastewater overflows during flooding

Posted at 6:04 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 19:04:18-04

The City of Corpus Christi advised the public that flooding near one of its water treatment plants had caused a wastewater overflow on Wednesday.

In a press release, city officials confirmed that a wastewater line near the Broadway Wastewater Treatment Plant had released sewage after flooding occurred near Hewitt Drive and Santa Fe Street.

City staff were said to have been notified of the spill at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. An estimate determined that approximately 280,000 gallons of domestic wastewater had been released into the adjacent area.

Water Department crews responded to the spill area and the city contacted the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s regional office.

In addition, the City issued the following advisories in accordance with state code:

  • Persons using private drinking water supply wells located within 1/2-mile of the spill 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 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 potentially affected by the spill.
  • 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.

For more information, contact the city