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Type A funds for artificial reef never reach City Council for vote

Type A funds for artificial reef never reach City Council for vote | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
CORPUS CHRISTI - A plan to contribute Type A funding to a state artificial reef project appears to be sunk.
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Welcome to exTRA – an aggregation of both TRA-related and industry-specific news clips. TRA’s communications division provides these clips as an educational service to TRA’s valued staff, directors and consultants. The articles selected are determined to be of interest to our readership, but in no way reflect TRA’s official position(s) or view(s).
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TRINITY RIVER AUTHORITY REPORTS A WASTEWATER OVERFLOW IN MIDLOTHIAN

(ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – The Trinity River Authority’s Mountain Creek Regional Wastewater System plant experienced an overflow on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 a.m. The overflow occurred at 1717 Auger Road in Midlothian. The overflow was caused by a hydraulic overload in the system due to widespread, heavy rainfall.

All wastewater overflows in excess of 100,000 gallons must be reported to TCEQ, the public and other designated public officials. The final estimated quantity of the overflows will be reported to TCEQ.

 

The overflow is very diluted and is being monitored. No public drinking water supplies have been threatened or contaminated by this overflow. The public is reminded to avoid contact with waste material, soil or water near the affected areas.

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Horseshoe Bend braces for flooding as county judge urges residents to 'get out'

PARKER COUNTY, Texas — With more rain expected over the next 48 hours, homeowners in flood-prone Horseshoe Bend are bracing for flooding.

"I'm having my stuff ready to load on my trailers, and my motor home ready to go to get up on higher ground," Charlie Walker said on Wednesday night.

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After constant rain, city calls off voluntary water conservation

Several inches of rain that accumulated last week led to the city to end its call for residents to voluntarily conserve water.

Cove initiated a drought awareness campaign Aug. 3, and issued a voluntary water conservation request in response to anticipated drought conditions.

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Flower Mound approves plan to irrigate Lakeside area with treated wastewater

Flower Mound will soon be able to use shower water to irrigate the grass in the southern end of town.

Monday the Town Council approved the Lakeside Reuse Water Master Plan, which will provide a guide for using treated wastewater for irrigation in areas such as Lakeside Business District and Bakersfield Park.

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Water releases to increase at Canyon Lake over coming days

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Wednesday that there will be an increase in water releases from Canyon Lake due to rising water. The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority said the lake is expected to rise an additional five feet in the coming days. As a result, releases will increase to approximately 700 cubic feet per second until Friday, October 19.
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LCRA warns residents near Lake Travis, Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake

Four more flood gates could open at Mansfield Dam in the next 24 hours, which could bring flooding conditions for residents along Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake and beyond.

At a livestreamed press conference Wednesday afternoon, Lower Colorado River Authority General Manager Phil Wilson said people living along Lake Austin should prepare for rising waters.

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Sewer problems create big cleanup, Temple has long-range solution

TEMPLE, TX (KXXV) -The City of Temple notified both state and federal environmental officials of two big wastewater overflows in the city on Wednesday.One came to more than 230,000 gallons, while the other measured almost 100,000 gallons. Megen Gildon takes solace in knowing her son and his football team have a safe place to play.

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Water level at high-risk Lewisville Lake dam is being closely monitored after record rainfall 

Officials are keeping a close eye on the Lewisville Lake dam, where water level has been rising after several days of downpours on top of record rainfall this season.

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200,000 gallons of wastewater spilled, City of Ranger cited

The City of Ranger has been cited by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality after 200,000 gallons of semi-treated wastewater was spilled. According to the city, the wastewater flowed over the retainer walls at the treatment plant on Garrett Street and onto the city's recycling center next door. The spill was blamed on excessive rainfall and the failure of two effluent pump motors. The city said it was able to restore one of the pumps and is pulling the other for repair.
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Evacuations as Historic Floodwaters Devastate the Hill Country

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Floodwaters are once again ravaging the Texas Hill Country. In some areas, water levels are rising to historic levels, and the potential for danger is high. As of Tuesday morning, heavy rains have resulted in the washing away of bridges, numerous road closures, and evacuations.
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Duncanville Clean Up Crews Respond To Sewer Overflow

DUNCANVILLE—The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation of spill, and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred October 13, 2018, with one in the vicinity of the 700 block of Forest Circle Drive and one in the vicinity of the 400 block of South Alexander, flowing into Mauk Branch Creek.

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Waco: City reports wastewater discharges totaling 68,000 gallons

WACO, Texas (KWTX) About 68,000 gallons of wastewater has discharged at various locations in Waco because of the heavy rain, the city announced Tuesday afternoon.

Among the sites where the discharges occurred were manholes at 7909 Skeet Eason Dr., 4900 Skeet Eason Dr., and 5201 Flat Rock Rd.All discharges have stopped and clean-up activities are underway, the city said.

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Trinity River flooding imminent after rain storms force releases from Lake Livingston

Liberty County Office of Emergency Management officials are advising those living along the Trinity River to be prepared for flooding. The river is rising as the Trinity River Authority (TRA) at Livingston Dam continues to raise the amount of water released because of heavy rains north of the dam.
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Residents near Trinity River told to evacuate

Liberty County Emergency Management officials are recommending that residents along the Trinity River evacuate as the Trinity River Authority is releasing large amounts of water from the Livingston Dam into the river.
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Austin Officials Unsure About Longhorn Dam Capacity

Austin and Travis County launched their joint emergency operations center Thursday, bringing all first response teams together to handle the flood."We have APD patrolling to see which low water crossings may need to be closed," said Angel Flores with the City of Austin's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department. 

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City Council discusses wastewater challenges, improvements

Four hundred miles of pipes snakes through Temple to make up its wastewater collection system. Growth and aging infrastructure has led the city to undergo an extensive set of projects to maintain and upgrade the system.

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SJRA begins controlled release of water from Lake Conroe

The San Jacinto River Authority is releasing water from Lake Conroe after recent rains have caused the lake to rise above its normal pool.According to the SJRA website, as of noon Wednesday, officials were releasing about 1,059 cubic feet of water per second. Officials began the controlled release to pass a portion of the inflows coming into the lake at 2 a.m. The site indicates the lake is at 201.4 feet. Normal pool for the lake is 201 feet.

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54,000 gallons of raw sewage spills into Rowlett Creek

Heavy rains across Rowlett and Garland led to a sanitary sewer overflow from a manhole approximately 1,000 feet west of Dexham Road and approximately 3600 feet north of Miller Road. The overflow started around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and is reported to have stopped around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

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Heavy rainfall causes wastewater overflow at 4 Richardson locations

A press release issued this morning warned of potential contamination of private supply wells after heavy rainfall caused an overflow of wastewater at four locations within the city’s collection system.An estimated 100,000 gallons of domestic wastewater was discharged at each location within the past two days, the release said. Affected drainage systems include Prairie Creek, Floyd Branch, Nantucket Branch and Duck Creek.

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'Simply not flushable': Thousands of pounds of wipes clog sewer system

'Simply not flushable': Thousands of pounds of wipes clog sewer system | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

Unbelievable images out of South Carolina show how wipes can wreak havoc on a sewer system.

WCSC reports baby wipes clogged a series of large pumps last week at the Plum Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Charleston.

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TRINITY RIVER AUTHORITY REPORTS A WASTEWATER OVERFLOW

(ARLINGTON, TEXAS) – The Trinity River Authority Central Regional Wastewater System plant experienced an overflow on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. The overflow occurred at 1925 W. Hunter Ferrell Road in Grand Prairie. The overflow was caused by a hydraulic overload in the system due to widespread, heavy rainfall.

All wastewater overflows in excess of 100,000 gallons must be reported to TCEQ, the public and other designated public officials. The final estimated quantity of the overflows will be reported to TCEQ.

The overflow is very diluted and is being monitored. No public drinking water supplies have been threatened or contaminated by this overflow. The public is reminded to avoid contact with waste material, soil or water near the affected areas.

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Sewers Overflowing In Dallas After Excessive Rains 

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Water Utilities has experienced sanitary sewer overflows of diluted wastewater at several locations throughout the city.

Overflows happened in five major drainage basins. DWU Assistant Director Zachary Peoples emphasized that none of the overflows of diluted wastewater will affect the City’s water supply.

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The gross side of flooding in DFW: Sewage overflow

FORT WORTH, Texas — It's an effect of the flooding you don't always think about, but it happens and it's gross.

"It's diluted raw sewage, but it is raw sewage," said Mary Gugliuzza, of the Fort Worth Water Department, as we looked at water coming out of two manholes on University Drive.

Gugliuzza said there's so much rainwater that it's forced its way into sewage lines through cracks in the pipes.

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Joe Pool Lake Levels Rise, Force Marina Closure

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After several days of rain, Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie is at least 9 feet above normal as of Wednesday morning and the water is expected to rise several more feet before it crests, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.

The water has forced the closure of the Lynn Creek Marina on the lake’s north side, as well as the popular, floating restaurant The Oasis.

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Governor declares disaster in 18 Texas counties

LLANO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Texas (all times local): 7 p.m. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster in 18 flood-stricken counties in Central and South Texas.
Tuesday's declaration lifts state restrictions and regulations on any state response to the emergency.

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