SAWS News: Deluges Trigger Sewer Overflows
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Deluges Trigger Sewer Overflows

The impacts from recent storms have resulted in sewer overflows. San Antonio Water System crews are responding to two sewer spills in the west side of the city. The spill amounts are estimated to have exceeded the threshold for public notice.

The spills occurred on Chappie James Way at Lackland AFB and in the 6600 block of Swiss Oaks Drive. No adverse effects to Leon Creek are expected since spills were 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 saws.org/sewer.

San Antonio Water System provides water and sewer services to more than 1.8 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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