Sewer Line Breakage City of Pearsall May 23


The City of Pearsall

Sewer Line Breakage

May 23, 2016

See the official Public notice from the City of Pearsall

The City of Pearsall is notifying the public that a new sewer line breakage has released sewer water into the storm drains. The current break is in the vicinity of the previous break. TCEQ was notified immediately upon recognition of the problem. The line has been dug up and crews are working to find the broken section. The storm drainage along FM 1581 has been blocked and fenced, and warning signs are in place. Pump trucks are in route to begin the cleanup. At this time there is not reason to believe that drinking water sources would ever be affected by this situation.

The Council will meet in emergency session to discuss an immediate resolution to this current issue. The aging infrastructure within the City of Pearsall is a primary concern for the Mayor, Council and City Staff.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

The city of Pearsall is notifying the public that a spill from a collection facility has occurred related to the domestic wastewater treatment plant. A wastewater pipeline failed in the evening of May 23rd. Approximately 20000 gallons of domestic wastewater was spilled due to the blockage within the pipeline. The city is taking action to repair the pipeline.

Althouth negative impacts to the City of Pearsall’s drining water source is not expected, the City will collect and analyze an increased number of drinking water samples. TCEQ has been informed.

The area of the spill is currently being cleaned and disinfected.

Precautionary statement:
Persons using private drinking water supply wells located with half mile of the spill site should use only water that has been distilled or boiled at a rolling boil for at least 1 minute.

Persons who purchase water from a public water suplly may contact their water supply distributor to determine if the water is safe for use.

The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil or water in the area potentially affectecd by the spill.

If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes as thoroughly as possible.

Please contact Mr. Charles Jackson at the City of Pearsall City hall for further information at 830-334-3676