A spill at a City wastewater collection facility has occurred in proximity to Lift Station 40, which is located at 7100 Cliffside. The discharge, started at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, was due to pipe fitting failures. Crews responded immediately and completed repairs by 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Officials estimate that 280,000 gallons were spilled. The wastewater is a combination of domestic, commercial and industrial wastewaters. The wastewater flowed into an open pasture adjacent to the lift station as well as West Amarillo Creek.
The Regional Office of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), as well as local government officials, including the Potter County Judge, were notified. There is no indication of any negative impact to the public or the environment.
Recovery and remediation efforts continue. Disinfectant and cleanup will be ongoing. In an effort to minimize the impact of the overflow, the City of Amarillo mobilized trucks to transport sewer water to another location in the collection system.
For further information, please contact Floyd Hartman at (806) 378-9086.