AUSTIN (KXAN) — A sewer overflow was discovered at a manhole in east Austin last Friday, according to Austin Water.
The overflow occurred in the Boggy Creek area near Highway 183. Austin Water crews were able to stop the water, and based on their initial investigation stated the overflow was minor.
However, after a second look data from the collection system showed that the overflow was more than 100,000 gallons of sewer water.
According to Austin Water, the city’s drinking water supply has not been affected. Officials have released information for residents to adhere by living near a sewer overflow.
Any residents using a private drinking water supply well located within a half mile of an overflow site or affected area should only use distilled or boiled water.
Anyone who purchases water from a public water supply source should contact their water supply distributor to determine if the water is safe to drink.
The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil or water within a potentially affected area. If contact is made, that individual should bathe and wash their clothes as soon as possible.