Hollywood Road Dealing with Wastewater Spillage

City of Amarillo officials report they have updates of a wastewater spill from the Hollywood Road plant on Friday.

The spill happened around 4:30 p.m. on June 2 and was contained around 8:00 a.m. on June 3.

About 900,000 gallons of untreated wastewater and an additional 3,000,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater spilled into a playa lake at the Hollywood Road wastewater treatment facility. 

The plant is still over capacity, and the treatment facility remains over capacity because of citywide flooding.

Amarillo officials say the facility personnel is working continuously to reduce volumes and maintain plant operations as rainfall continues. Materials to clean the spill have been added to strategic locations within the facility to reduce potential environmental impacts.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has been notified and is working with the city to minimize environmental impacts.

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