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Greenville: Water supply not affected from wastewater spill


GREENVILLE - In accordance with the notification requirements of 30 TAC 319.302, the City of Greenville hereby provides notice that a spill from a wastewater treatment facility has occurred of 100,000 gallons or more of wastewater has occurred.

Submitted to KETR:

The facility name: City of Greenville Wastewater Reclamation Center

The facility location: 100 Division Street, Greenville, Texas 75402

For more information contact: the Superintendent at (903) 457-2991

The location of the spill: 100 Division Street, Greenville, Texas 75402 Latitude: Deg. 33 Min. 07 Sec. 14 (33.12055) Longitude: Deg. -96 Min. 04 Sec. 26 (-96.07389)

The estimated date and time of the spill: began January 26, 2012, 11 am CST

The estimate volume of the spill: as of January 27, 2012, 10 am CST the spill is estimated at 21,000,000 gallons

The type of the spill: domestic

A description of the area potentially affected, including a down-gradient and lateral distance from the spill site: Cowleech Fork of the Sabine River in Segment 507The suspected cause of the spill: Pump station failure in conjunction with heavyinflow/infiltration due to recent heavy rains

Containment of the spill: As of January 27, 2012, 10 am CST the spill continues. Officials believe the situation will be corrected no later than January 27, 2012, 5 pm CST.

Recommendations: 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. 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. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into