PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Crews are working on site to close a sanitary sewer spill in Plano caused by a tree that felt and hit the 18-inch line this morning, November 11th.
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Raw sewage flows into White Rock Creek as a result of the spill just east of 5501 Parker Road. City officials said they believe 100,000 gallons or more will flow into the creek.
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Once the power is contained, the staff of the Plano Public Works Department said they will go into the creek to check that there are no adverse effects on water or aquatic organisms. Although the city of Plano has experienced this leakage of domestic wastewater, public drinking water has not been affected and remains safe for consumption, according to the city.
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The city has notified the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the spill.
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