City Clean Up Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

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City of Duncanville – For the second day in a row, the Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred February 22, 2018, at Mauk Branch Creek. 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 threshold limit. Once the water overflow completely subsides at the manhole location, 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. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. 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 more information, citizens are encouraged to contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.