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AW reports wastewater overflow

Monday, October 26, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

The Austin Water utility has reported a wastewater overflow at the Lake Creek Lift Station, which is located at 8605 West Parmer Lane, adjacent to Lake Creek. The overflow, which occurred due to heavy rains, is estimated to be more than 50,000 gallons. Though the overflow does not affect Austin Water customers’ drinking water, those using private water supply wells located within a half-mile of where the overflow occurred should use only distilled water or water that has been heated to a rolling boil for at least one minute when using water for personal uses. In general, the water utility advises the public to avoid contact with “waste material, soil or water in the area potentially affected by the overflow.”

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