100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Brushy Creek Sunday night

More than 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Brushy Creek June 23 after a power outage at the Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to a city of Round Rock news release.

The spill occurred near the southeast corner of the plant between 8:10 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. Sunday night, the release states.

Public drinking water has not been affected, according to the city. However, fish have reportedly died in the creek, and a cleanup effort is underway.

The Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant is located south of U.S. 79 and west of Red Bud Lane.

For individuals who use private drinking wells located within a half-mile of the spill site, the city advises using water that has been distilled or boiled at a rolling boil for at least one minute. This includes water used for drinking, cooking, bathing and tooth brushing, according to the release.


By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.