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Agencies respond to Floresville sewage leak

Agencies respond to Floresville sewage leak
COURTESY A vacuum truck from the San Antonio River Authority is used March 16 to remove raw sewage that spilled into the Lodi Creek near Canta Rana Park

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Wilson County News
March 18, 2014, 4:20pm

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.”

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Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
March 24, 2014 8:14am
Be thankful that a pipe beneath City Hall did not burst thus averting a decades long cleanup. Kemo Sabe. :-)

March 23, 2014 11:28am
Will these oil companies help the city pay for all the damages?

March 23, 2014 10:15am
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... More ›

Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
March 23, 2014 9:41am
Plumber helpers first lesson....Crap doesn't flow uphill and payday comes on Friday. Kemo Sabe.

Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
March 19, 2014 10:37am
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... More ›

March 18, 2014 4:24pm
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