The Collection System for the City of Marshall was notified of a possible wastewater spill on Monday, August 15, 2022, at 4:30 pm. A crew was sent out to investigate upon their arrival, they were able to locate the spill in the 1800 block of Elysian Fields Road.
The spill leaked from a 21” Clay Tile pipe that had busted on the West side of Eight-Mile Creek encased in concrete. The City crew immediately started flushing the area with potable water from a fire hydrant and also added granular chlorine to dilute the wastewater. City crews had to bust concrete from the side walls and work around a Kinder Morgan gas line to get to the sewer main. The sewer main was repaired on Wednesday, August 17 2022, at 3:00 pm. After a 9’ section of pipe was removed/replaced, fittings to connect the new section of pipe were not available, so the City crews were able to make parts to connect the pipes. An estimated 144,000 gallons ‘of discharge of Wastewater occurred from the spill an estimated 350,000 of potable water was flushed along with granular chlorine added for disinfection.
This spill was contained to Eight-Mile creek and meets the conditions of the T.C.E.Q. Rules & Regulations Chapter 319.301 – 319.303, which requires the owner of a facility, The City of Marshall, to notify appropriate local government officials and the local media whenever one of these types of spills, a spill of 100,000 gallons or more from a facility, happens.
The City of Marshall Collection System is notifying appropriate local government officials, local media, and T.C.E.Q. representatives and local recipients that this spill occurred and was repaired.
The City of Marshall will monitor this area on a weekly and monthly schedule due to the location of the sewer main.