50,000 gallons of raw sewage spills on North Side

SAWS: Spill fell over recharge zone of Edwards Aquifer, waste hauled away


SAN ANTONIO - Crews with San Antonio Water System have been busy cleaning a sewage spill on the far North Side that fell over the recharge zone of the Edwards Aquifer.

The spill was reported late Monday night near the Encino Rio Subdivision southwest of East Evans and Bulverde roads.

SAWS says more than 50,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into a dry creek bed after a pipe broke at a sewer lift station off Santa Lucia Road.

The spill also fell over the recharge zone of the Edwards Aquifer which is the city's main source of drinking water.

Crews pumped the waste out of the creek bed and hauled it away, but were expected to resume the cleanup process Wednesday.


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