City Clean Up Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

DUNCANVILLE, TX – The City of Duncanville Public Works Department has completed clean-up, remediation of spill, and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) event that occurred on Sunday, May 17th at Horne Branch Creek. The SSO event was a result of the heavy rains that continue in the DFW area.
City Officials have been cooperating with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to meet their requirements for a discharge over their 100,000 gallon threshold. Laboratory samples have been taken at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe. In addition, there has been no observation of any fish kills.
Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using our water, as at no time was the city’s water system affected by this sewer spill. In addition, the city is continuing to collect samples of the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life and to assure our residents that the area is safe.
“All tests have come back negative, so everything is fine there,” stated city manager Kevin Hugman, “but this incident does show we need to take care of our infrastrutcture.”
For more information, citizens are encouraged to contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.