Yuck! 105,000 Gallons Of Raw Sewage Dumped Into Fort Worth River

FORT WORTH — City water crews now estimate about 105,000 gallons of raw sewage poured into a creek that feeds into the Trinity River before crews could control a sewer line break earlier this week.

The 24-inch line break happened Wednesday afternoon near Mary’s Creek.

Crews eventually got it under control, but clean up was still in full swing on Thursday evening in southwest Fort Worth.

“It was pumping out 300 gallons of sewage a minute,” said water department spokeswoman Hilda Zuniga.

Swimmers said that was the right decision, and that the water has seemed cleaner this year.

“This year, with as much as it rained, it just kind of moves along,” one woman said.

City drinking water wasn’t impacted by the spill, although folks with private wells near Burkett Drive were advised to boil water until further notice.

People who might usually use the creek as a swimming hole were also advised to stay out until further notice.

 

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