SAWS News: Early Morning Storms Trigger Sewer Overflow
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 657.6'
5/20/18 - Official

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Early Morning Storms Trigger Sewer Overflow

SAWS crews are responding to a sewer overflow that occurred as a result of heavy thunderstorms this morning. The spill occurred along Austin Highway near Ira Lee and Holbrook. Cleanup will start as floodwaters recede from the area and conditions become safe again. 

The spilled amount exceeded the requirement for public notice. See TCEQ notice for more details. No adverse impacts to Salado Creek are expected since the spill has been heavily diluted by stormwater.

SAWS has over $170 million in capital improvements budgeted in 2018 to replace and upgrade sewer lines throughout San Antonio. SAWS will spend approximately $72 million over the next two years upgrading the sewer line in this particular area. For an interactive map and details on sewer project construction, visit 

See TCEQ Notice (pdf) for more details.

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