717,500-gallon wastewater overflow reported in Temple

The city of Temple reported wastewater overflows into Bird Creek Wednesday that resulted from excessive rains.

The overflows were reported at 4320 Lions Park Road, where 645,500 gallons spilled. Another 72,000 gallons overflowed at 2402 S. 61st Street.

Bird Creek between Westwood Road and Bird Creek Drive was affected, as was Lions Park, the city said in a news release.

The overflows were reported to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Crews will remove debris and disinfect the affected areas, officials said.

“The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil or water in the area potentially affected by the spill,” the city said.

Residents with private drinking wells with a half-mile of the spill sites are urged to boil water for at least two minutes to ensure destruction of bacteria. Residents should only use water that has been distilled or boiled and are urged to have their private wells tested and disinfected.

The overflows did not affect the city of Temple’s drinking water.   Click here for Temple Daily Telegram article.

For more information regarding having a private water well screened for coliform bacteria and/or shock chlorination of a well, please contact CUWCD at 254-933-0120.

Clearwater UWCD Appoints Director to Fill Remainder of Term

The Clearwater Board of Directors received official notice from board member, Wallace Biskup Sr., Board Vice President and Precinct 3 Director, on October 10, 2018, that he was stepping down. Wallace delivered his letter of resignation to the District General Manager the morning of October 10, stating that due to his declining health he wishes to step down. For these very reasons he has not been able to attend board meetings for several months. His fellow board members excepted his resignation with great sadness and wish him the very best as he and his family address his declining health.

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Proposed Amendments to District Management Plan

The Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District (CUWCD) will hold a public hearing on the proposed adoption of amendments to the CUWCD’s Groundwater Management Plan on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the District office located at 700 Kennedy Court, Belton, Texas. The sole purpose of this minor amendment to our existing plan is to incorporate the language of the second round of joint planning by GMA8. All interested parties are invited to attend.

The proposed changes to the District Management Plan can be viewed here.
The DRAFT Agenda for the Public Hearing can be viewed here.

For more information about the public hearing or CUWCD
Contact: Dirk Aaron, General Manager, at 254-933-0120.

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