City Clean Up Crews Respond to Second Sanitary Sewer Overflow

DUNCANVILLE, TX – The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation of spill, and disinfection of a second Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) event that occurred today, May 27th, at Mauk Branch and Horne Branch Creeks. This SSO event is the result of the heavy rains that continue in our area as well as the condition of the city’s aging infrastructure.

City Officials will once again cooperate with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to meet their requirements for a discharge over their 100,000 gallon threshold. Once the water overflows completely reside at the manhole locations, crews are immediately beginning clean-up activities and taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are completely safe. There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

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. The city will continue to collect samples of the creek areas for any contaminants or distress of marine life and to assure our residents that the area is continued safe.

For more information, citizens are encouraged to contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.