SAWS News: Intense Overnight Storms Result in Multiple Sewer Overflows
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Intense Overnight Storms Result in Multiple Sewer Overflows

The impacts from extremely severe overnight storms have resulted in multiple sewer overflows. San Antonio Water System crews are responding to three sewer spills, one in the north east and two in the far west side of the city. The spill amounts are estimated to have exceeded the need for public notice.

The spills occurred on Holbrook Road between Austin Highway and Rittiman Road, Chappie James Way Road at Lackland AFB and on the 6600 block of Swiss Oak Drive. No adverse effects are expected to Leon Creek and Salado Creek since the spills were heavily diluted by storm water.

SAWS is spending nearly $142 million in 2017 to replace and upgrade sewer lines throughout San Antonio. For an interactive map and details on 2017 project construction, visit SAWS new website at

San Antonio Water System provides water and sewer services to over 1.7 million customers, via more than 12,000 miles of pipe. A consent decree with the EPA requires San Antonio to reduce sewer spills. Please help us improve the sewer system performance by disposing of wipes in the trash, and by immediately reporting sewer spills or missing manhole covers at 210-704-SAWS (7297).


See TCEQ Notice (pdf) for more details.

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