Localized Flooding Results in Wastewater Overflow

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Local flooding near the intersection of Hewitt Drive and Santa Fe Street caused a sewage overflow into the Corpus Christi Bay from a wastewater line near the City of Corpus Christi’s (the “City’s”) Broadway Wastewater Treatment Plant on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. 

The City was notified of the spill at about 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.  It is estimated that the spill resulted in a discharge of approximately 280,000 gallons of domestic wastewater into the adjacent area.  City crews responded to the spill area and the City has contacted appropriate officials, including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Regional office.

The City is required by 30 Tex. Admin. Code Section 319.303(c) to issue the following precautionary statements:

  (1) Persons using private drinking water supply wells located within 1/2-mile of the spill site or within the potentially affected area should use only water that has been distilled or boiled at a rolling boil for at least one minute for all personal uses including drinking, cooking, bathing, and tooth brushing. Individuals with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling.

  (2) Persons who purchase water from a public water supply may contact their water supply distributor to determine if the water is safe for personal use.

  (3) The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill.

  (4) If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For further information, contact: Kim Womack, Public Information Officer, at 361-826-3211.