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LITTLE ELM, TX (April 29, 2019). The Town of Little Elm received notice today from the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) that they experienced an unauthorized discharge of 350,000 gallons of wastewater as a result of high stormwater inflows from its Doe Branch Water Reclamation Plant (Doe Branch WRP) on Wednesday, April 24.
The spill occurred during the final filtration phase of the treatment process, prior to final disinfection. While the treatment of the wastewater was not completed, no raw sewage was released into the lake.
The spill did not affect UTRWD drinking water systems, and water from the district remains safe for use and consumption. Individuals with wells in the affected area or those with concerns may contact the UTRWD for further information at 972-219-1228 or visit www.utrwd.com.
The UTRWD has initiated appropriate cleanup steps, and environmental assessment of the affected area has been conducted.
Drinking water for the Town of Little Elm comes from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), an entirely separate water supply from the UTRWD. This event has no effect on drinking water for individuals who receive their water from the NTMWD.