Lift station failure spills 90,000 gallons of wastewater into South Austin tributary

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 7 at 11:59 PM

AUSTIN -- A failure in the operation of a Southland Oaks wastewater lift station resulted in 90,140 gallons of sewage being spilled into a tributary in South Austin.

According to the press release, the spill is believed to have occurred near Brodie Lane and Frate Barker Road. Officials said the spill was contained and did not run into Bear Creek.

The failure was discovered Thursday morning. The spill is being repaired and AWU crews are in the process of recovering as much of the spilled wastewater as possible, the press release stated.

The event will not affect public drinking water.

Austin Water advises area residents to avoid the area until crews have completed the clean up process, which is expected to last at least a few days.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Jason Hill at 972-0145.


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