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Wastewater main break causes sewage overflow

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 by Tai Moses

A wastewater main break that released 100,000 gallons of sewage into a tributary of Bull Creek over the weekend has Austin Water officials urging residents using private drinking water supply wells within a half-mile of the site to boil water “for all personal uses including drinking, cooking, bathing, and tooth brushing.” The utility is also asking Austinites to steer clear of the creek and trails in Great Hills Park, specifically the area near 10801 Sierra Oaks. The city’s drinking water supply has not been affected and Austin Water crews are on the scene completing repairs and doing cleanup. The overflow was discovered at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.

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