SAWS News: Heavy rains trigger sewer overflow
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Heavy rains trigger sewer overflow

San Antonio Water System crews are responding to a sewer spill that occurred as a result of yesterday’s heavy thunderstorms. The spill is located on the 6600 block of Swiss Oak Drive. SAWS crews will initiate cleanup of the area once floodwaters recede.

The spilled amount exceeded the requirement for public notice. (See attached TCEQ notice for more details.) No adverse impacts are expected since the spill was heavily diluted
by stormwater.

Areas like this, prone to sewer overflows, are the focus of projects replacing and upgrading capacity of sewer lines. Overall, SAWS has more than $150 million in capital improvements budgeted in 2019 to replace and upgrade sewer lines throughout San Antonio.

For an interactive map and details on sewer project construction, visit www.saws.org/sewer.

See TCEQ Notice (pdf) for more details.

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