Wilson County News March 18, 2014, 4:20pm 2458 views 6 comments
FLORESVILLE -- Officials here are cooperating with both the San Antonio River Authority and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in the aftermath of an overflow March 15 at the city’s sewage treatment plant on Goliad Road in Floresville.
Floresville City Manager Henrietta Turner, said that an alarm sounded at the plant at approximately 7:30 p.m. A generator and battery backup failed, resulting in a pump shutting down. This caused raw sewage to overflow at the plant and from a manhole on Goliad Road. An electrician who responded was on the scene making repairs until 2 a.m. March 16.
The San Antonio River Authority responded Sunday to assist with cleanup, along with the Texas Commission on Environment Quality -- which is conducting an investigation. The Floresville Volunteer Fire Department and Wilson County Pct. 1 Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. also responded.
“I assure residents along Goliad Road that we will cleanup all areas,” Turner said. “There is no danger to the public.”
I saw The oilfield companies started dumping their sewage over there just recently, I don't know how it can be legal for them to stop and block the street while they discharge ... Read More
I saw The oilfield companies started dumping their sewage over there just recently, I don't know how it can be legal for them to stop and block the street while they discharge sewage which partially ends up on the street. Furthermore wasn't are sewer at near capacity levels now the oil companies dump there, I bet that has alot to do with the failure. Is Floresville licensed and equipped to handle oilfield waste being trucked in? I was told by a city worker only certain cities are but Floresville is not one of them. I hope the few bucks probably paid under the table were worth this enviromental disaster.
Didn't somebody a while back say this thing was broken down? Weren't they supposed to make a plan and fix it? Maybe the sky IS indeed falling, Chicken Little. ... Read More
Didn't somebody a while back say this thing was broken down? Weren't they supposed to make a plan and fix it? Maybe the sky IS indeed falling, Chicken Little.
All of the new houses, hotels, and stores is bound to make this thing bust at the seams sooner or later. Maybe it's time to build a second one.
All of these "lift stations" are just expensive band aids, as their only function is to pump sewage uphill (thus bucking physics). Why not just build the plant in a low spot and let gravity do the rest?