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Spill occurs at Corix Utilities' wastewater collection system in Bastrop County

Corix said the spill took place near the intersection of Green Valley and Rain Forest in the Lake Bastrop Acres community.

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas — Corix Utilities said Thursday that a spill had occurred at its Camp Swift wastewater collection system.

Corix said the spill took place near the intersection of Green Valley and Rain Forest in the Lake Bastrop Acres community.

It was caused by a broken wastewater line at the site of an earlier repair by the prior system owners.

Corix estimates the break occurred at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The repair was completed on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. During that time, the company estimates approximately 230,000 gallons of untreated domestic wastewater was spilled, some of which may have made its way to Piney Creek.

Aqua WSC, the primary public water supplier in the area, has been notified. People who purchase water from a public water supply may contact their water supply distributor to find out if their water is safe for personal use.

People who use private drinking water supply wells and live within half a mile of the spill site or the potentially affected area should use distilled water or boil their water at a rolling boil for at least one minute before using it for cooking, drinking, bathing and tooth brushing.

People with private water wells who live in the impacted area should have their water tested and disinfected, if necessary, before they stop distillation or boiling.

Everyone should avoid contact with waste material, soil or water in the potentially affected area. If contact occurs, bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

If you have questions, contact Tom Oakley at (847) 313-9168.