SAWS News: Sewer spills triggered by rain
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Sewer spills triggered by rain

 Continued rain and saturated soils have resulted in two sewer overflows in San Antonio.

The spills occurred at the following areas:

  • On the 1800 block of Austin Highway near Salado Creek
  • On Chappie James Way Road at Lackland AFB near Leon Creek.

SAWS crews will begin cleanup when the areas become accessible.

The spilled amounts exceeded the requirement for public notice. See TCEQ notice for more details. No adverse impacts to Salado or Leon Creek are expected since the spills have been heavily diluted by stormwater.

Areas prone to sewer overflows are the focus of projects replacing and upgrading capacity of sewer lines. Overall, SAWS has more than $170 million in capital improvements budgeted in 2018 to replace and upgrade sewer lines throughout San Antonio.

For an interactive map and details on sewer project construction, visit www.saws.org/sewer.

See TCEQ Notice (pdf) for more details.

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