City Clean-Up Crew Responds to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

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The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation of spill, and disinfection of multiple Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) that occurred on November 27th and 28th, at Mauk Branch, Horne Branch, and Ten Mile Creek Tributary 11. This SSO event is a result of the heavy rains that continue in our area as well as the city’s aging infrastructure.

City Officials will continue to cooperate with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to meet their requirements for a discharge over their 100,000 gallon threshold. Once the water overflow completely resides at the manhole locations, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe. There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using our water, as at no time was the city’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The city will continue to collect samples of the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life and to assure our residents that the area is safe.

For more information, citizens are encouraged to contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.