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City of Arlington, TX
Sunday September 13th, 2009 :: 09:47 p.m. CDT


Fort Worth Reports Heavy Rains cause Sewer Line Overflows. Arlington Reports No Risk to Local Water Supply

Fort Worth Water Utility officials reported a sanitary sewer overflow due to the heavy rains over the past several days near the Fort Worth and Arlington border. The sanitary sewer overflow in the 5600 block of Kaltenbrun Street was caused by large amounts of rainwater entering the sewer collection system filling the pipeline capacity. The Fort Worth Water Department reports that the large volume of rainwater heavily diluted the sewage in the system and the discharge does not pose a risk to public drinking water supplies.

“This overflow does not pose any danger to Arlington’s drinking water supply,” said Director of Water Utilities Julie Hunt.

Arlington Water Utilities continuously monitors the water quality in Lake Arlington to ensure that it is safe before being treated.

The Texas Commission on Environment Quality requires wastewater system operations to notify the local media and public officials when large discharges occur from the sanitary sewer collection system. According to the TCEQ, the public should avoid contact with affected area streams, ponds and lakes.

City of Arlington, TX
101 W Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 817-459-6777

Cheryel Carpenter
Office of Communication

5600 Kaltenbrun Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76119

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