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City Reports Weekend Rainfall Caused Wastewater Spills In Houston

According to the Public Works Department, the potentially impacted areas are near the University of Houston-Downtown and the intersection of Washington Ave. and Milam St.

The City of Houston's Public Works Department informed on Sunday that intense, sustained, rainfall over the weekend resulted in the spill of domestic wastewater at several locations.
The City of Houston’s Public Works Department informed on Sunday that intense, sustained, rainfall over the weekend resulted in the spill of domestic wastewater at several locations.

Intense, sustained, rainfall over the weekend resulted in the spill of domestic wastewater at several locations and the areas potentially affected by the spill include 200 Travis Street, near the University of Houston Downtown, and 700 Washington Avenue at 100 Milam Street, the City of Houston’s Public Works Department informed on Sunday.

The department noted in a news release that “if you receive drinking water from the City of Houston, your water is safe from these spills and you do not need to boil your water.”

The department added it is closely monitoring the situations and that, as of Saturday at 8:00 p.m., the estimated volume of released wastewater at each location was greater than 120,000 gallons.

The department also noted in its news release that “appropriate local governmental officials and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) have been notified.”

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Alvaro 'Al' Ortiz is originally from Spain. He worked for several years in his home country and gained experience in all varieties of journalism, from wire services to print, as well as broadcast news and digital reporting. In 2001, Al came to the United States to pursue a Master's degree...

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