50,000 gallons of wastewater overflow due to heavy rains

Austin Water

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Water is reporting that over 50,000 gallons of wastewater has overflown near their Lake Creek lift station due to heavy rains.

The lift station is located at 8605 W. Parmer Lane, and is adjacent to Lake Creek.

Austin Water states that the overflow does not affect their customers’ drinking water, but urge:

  • Persons using private drinking water supply wells located within 1/2-mile of the overflow 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 overflow.

If you come into contact with any waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the overflow, Austin Water suggests you bathe and wash your clothes as thoroughly as soon as possible.

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