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City: Heavy Arlington rains cause 102K gallons of sewage to spill

Authorities should use drinking water supply wells within 0.5 miles of the spill site only after the water has boiled for at least one minute.

ARLINGTON, Texas – Heavy rains in Arlington over the weekend caused 102,000 gallons of sewage to flow into Rush Creek in South Arlington, according to Arlington Water Utilities.

The utility said the wastewater discharge did not affect the city’s drinking water because Rush Creek is not part of Lake Arlington’s watershed.

City officials said a manhole along the banks of Rash Creek, east of Edge Creek Lane and West Bardin Road, collapsed due to heavy rain. Authorities said it caused the manhole to collapse, causing wastewater to leak from the 12-inch sewer line.

The crews were initially unable to repair the leak due to high flow and depth in the stream, but the leak has since been completely repaired.

City officials said anyone using private drinking water wells half a mile from the spill site should only use boiled or boiled water for at least one minute for all personal purposes, including drinking, cooking, bathing and bathing, and brushing teeth.

They also said that people with private water wells should test the well water and disinfect it if necessary before stopping distilling or boiling.

For questions about drinking water quality, city officials recommend calling Arlington Water Utilities at (817)575-8984.

City: Heavy Arlington rains cause 102K gallons of sewage to spill

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