Monday , 16 October 2017

McKinney’s Public Water Not in Danger Despite Sewage Spill

A spill of approximately 100,000 gallons of domestic wastewater from a collection facility occurred in McKinney on Rowlett Creek at 4101 S. Custer on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4:30 p.m. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil or water in the area affected by the spill, the area along Rowlett Creek roughly three-quarters of a mile south of Stonebridge Dr.

Water for public use in McKinney is not in danger, and the sewage spill has been contained.

Notification was made to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and repairs made to the 30-inch sewer line should be completed by Wednesday, Dec. 14. Downstream from the break has been inspected, and no evidence was found of fish kill or the presence of any foul odors.

The break happened on the old Hank Haney property off of Custer at a low water crossing. The pipe ran parallel to creek and the low water crossing acted as a dam causing the water to shift and unearth the pipe.

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