Heavy rains cause 2.5+ million gallons of wastewater to spill into Central Texas waterways

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) The heavy rains Wednesday caused more than two dozen wastewater spills across Central Texas.

In Harker Heights, 352,000 gallons of sewage spilled into South Nolan Creek near North Amy Lane.

City officials said the creek has been tested and there have been no reported adverse impacts.

In Temple, nearly 650,000 gallons of wastewater flooded into the water way at Lions Park.

People who live within a half-mile, who use a private well, were asked to use to boil their water.

Another spill further north dumped 72,000 gallons into Bird Creek in the 2400 block of S. 61 Street.

The largest spills recorded Wednesday occurred in Waco where there was a combined 26 overflows.

In total, the city said approximately 1.6 million gallons of wastewater spilled out.

Below is a list of all the sites that reported overflows:

1000 Trice Ave. (2)
1100 University Parks Dr.
324 Jefferson Ave.
400 University Parks Dr.
1720 Maple Ave.
Flat Rock Rd. & Skeet Eason Rd. (2)
2636 Cedar Ridge Rd. (2)
2640 Cedar Ridge Rd. (2)
3209 N 23rd St.
3925 N 30th St.
Stewart Dr. Easement (3)
5028 Ridgeview Dr. (3)
2300 Glendale Dr.
3200 N 19th St.
1928 N 12th St.
810 N 31st St.
529 N 36th St. (2)
916 N Valley Mills Dr.
4900 Erath Ave. (2)
1403 Wooded Acres Dr.
1501 Wooded Acres Dr.
5401 Bosque Ave. (2)
Treatment Plant Rd.
1916 N 12th St.
843 Richland Dr.
3701 Lake Shore Dr.

In Waco, in areas where the discharges have stopped crews are working to cleanup, mitigate and disinfect. They also continue to monitor areas where discharges are still occurring.