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Spill From Collection Facility Has Occurred

Post Date:03/30/2017

Press Release

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 30, 2017 

At approximately 8:30 am on Thursday March30, 2017 a spill from a collection facility has occurred. The location of spill was at 2720 S. Loop 336 E. in Conroe, TX. The forcemain that discharges the sanitary sewer from The Carl Barton Liftstation had a failure on the discharge line. The failure caused an estimated fifty-five thousand (55,000) gallon sanitary sewer overflow (SSO).  The domestic sewage subsequently flowed eastward six hundred (600) feet to its discharge point into Little Caney Creek. The creeks location travels south through approximately 126 acres of undeveloped property north of Creighton Road which lies downstream three quarters (3/4) of a mile away.  Crews were able to immediately stop the overflow of sewage from the liftstation by turning off the pumps and immediately begin repair. State and Local authorities were notified of the incident as soon as possible.

Persons using private drinking water supply wells located within 1/2-mile of the spill site or within the potentially affected area should use only water that has been distilled or boiled at a rolling boil for at least one minute for all personal uses including drinking, cooking, bathing, and tooth brushing. Individuals with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling. Persons who purchase water from a public water supply may contact their water supply distributor to determine if the water is safe for personal use. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected 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 thoroughly as soon as possible.

The sanitary sewer discharge has been contained and was located in an undeveloped area of the South 336 Loop well inside the ½ mile radius. This sewer line was repaired immediately and the surrounding area was cleaned of any debris from the discharge. The potential for any contamination into the public water system will be monitored and sampled accordingly. For more information visit the City of Conroe web site at or contact Jason Miller at 936-522-3885.