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August 18, 2023

Wastewater Notice

An estimated 300,000 gallons of wastewater surcharged from the City of Bryan’s sanitary sewer system in the late evening of Saturday, Aug. 12. Equipment failure in the Burton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant’s pump station resulted in the plant being offline for approximately 12 hours with loss of sewer from an adjacent manhole approximately 1,000 feet upstream of Burton Creek’s confluence to Carters Creek.

Inspection and cleanup of the sanitary sewer system and adjacent waterway was completed.

There is no threat to the Bryan Public Drinking Water System because of this incident. City crews are continually monitoring drinking water quality to ensure water quality standards are met.

To maintain health and safety for our customers, the City of Bryan has the following precautionary statements:

  1. Persons using private drinking water supply wells located within ½-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 tooth brushing. Individuals with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling.
  2. Persons who purchase water from a public water supply may contact their water supply distributor to determine if the water is safe for personal use.
  3. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill.
  4. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

TCEQ Region 9 Office has been made aware of the incident and has completed inspection of the plant and sanitary sewer system. Further information can be obtained by contacting the City of Bryan Public Works Call Center at (979) 209-5900.

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