SAWS News: Morning rains trigger sewer spill
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Morning rains trigger sewer spill

Early morning rains have triggered a sanitary sewer overflow in the near northeast portion of the city.

The incident occurred on the 1800 block of Austin Highway at Holbrook and Ira Lee Roads in the Salado Creek area.

The spill amount exceeded the trigger for public notice. SAWS crews are monitoring the areas and are cleaning up the area as waters recede.

See TCEQ notice for more details. No adverse impacts are expected since the spill has 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


See TCEQ Notice (pdf) for more details.

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