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WYLIE (CBSDFW.COM) – The North Texas Municipal Water District says it experienced an unauthorized discharge of domestic wastewater from its South Mesquite Regional Wastewater Treatment facility.

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Around 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, as a result of excessive rainfall inundating the collection system, an estimated 100,000+ gallons of domestic wastewater was released into Mesquite Creek (as of 5 p.m.)

NTMWD says personnel moved quickly to respond and are onsite conducting environmental assessments, and working to correct the situation as quickly as possible. The discharge is highly diluted due to excessive rain water within the sanitary sewer system, and no environmental impacts are anticipated.

NTMWD personnel have notified the appropriate local governmental officials and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Regional Office.

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People using private drinking water supply wells located within half-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 brushing teeth. Individuals with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling.

People who purchase water from a public water supply may contact their water supply distributor to determine if the water is safe for personal use.

The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the discharge.

If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the discharge, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

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