AUSTIN – Austin Water discovered a sanitary sewer overflow from a manhole in a remote area of Boggy Creek near Highway 183 on Friday.
• Crews able to stop the overflow and repair the manhole
• Estimated overflow amount is greater than 100,000 gallons
• Drinking water supply is not affected
Crews were able to stop the overflow and make repairs to the manhole. The estimated overflow amount is greater than 100,000 gallons.
Officials with Austin Water said that the drinking water supply is not affected.
Anyone using a private well as the source of their drinking water located within a half 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. Individuals with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling.
Everyone should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the overflow. If you come into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the overflow, you are encouraged to bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.