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Rain leads to overflow at Lake Creek
Monday, June 6, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano
As a result of heavy rains over the weekend, there was a wastewater overflow at the Austin Lake Creek Life Station, which is located at 8601 West Parmer Lane. According to a message from the city about the overflow, it released about 200,000 gallons of wastewater into the creek. Though the situation is now under control and has not impacted the city’s water supply, city officials do have some advice. They warn that residents who have privately supplied water within a half mile of the site should use distilled water or water that has been boiled for at least one minute and have their supply tested for safety. In addition, everyone should avoid contact with waste material, soil and water in the area that has been potentially affected and, if they do come into contact, they should bathe and wash their clothes ASAP.
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