360,000 Gallons of Wastewater Discharged in Shamrock

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 08/12 2013 09:29AM

Updated 08/12 2013 06:29PM

SHAMROCK -- Another 360,000 gallons of wastewater was discharged Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at County Rd 17, two blocks North of I-40 Service Rd, and two blocks East of North U.S.Hwy 83.

Officials say that the cause was a possible ground shift.

Officials have a few tips to keep you safe:
  1. Persons using private drinking water supply wells located within ½ 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. 
  4. 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.

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