10/5/15 update to see what we are H2S downwind from….
9/28/15 update from our Firechief…
Ref #15-0029440 incident per a PIR.
“…the source may have been mobile or due to some other cause yet to be identified“.
end paraphrased update
Another person’s comment on this…
At 11:14 p.m., unknown, extremely strong ‘sour’ type smell reported in Briarhill and Webb Britton parts of the neighborhood and as far as Countryside Neighborhood by Bowie High School.
Several neighbors called 911 for Fire department response. Atmos Energy Emergency number 866-322-8667was called at 11:30 p.m. Arlington Water Emergency number was called at 11:39 p.m. in case it is yet another massive sewer leak. At this time, I asked that water dept. contact me about the event.
UPDATE as of 12:10 a.m.: Water dept. is working on the sewer leak, according to the 911 operator Mark at 12:08 a.m.
Atmos technician came over and verified that there are no gas leaks after receiving many emergency calls.
UPDATE as of 1:53 a.m.
Water Utilities emergency crew came over to our house at 1:30 a.m. to tell us that there was NO SEWER LEAK! However, when I called 911 at 1:53 a.m. to find out why we had been given incorrect information, the 911 supervisor Mark told me that there indeed was a sewer leak affecting a large area of Arlington including areas north of I-20.
After sharing with him what the Water Utilities emergency crew had stated, he said he would call the Water Dept.’s emergency number. He then told me that no sewer leak existed. At the end, he told me that he was going to contact the Fire Dept Commander to have fire trucks out again to check on the gas wells.
Unfortunately, all the signs point to a gas drilling related event! Are we being slowly poisoned by the heavy industrial activity in our midst?!?
TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) was called by a neighbor tonight. TCEQ treated the given report as an emergency. The wind is currently from the east.
UPDATE as of 9:54 a.m.
At 9:54 a.m., I spoke with a female 911 supervisor who said that the Fire Department told them it was sewer. After explaining what Water Dept. had told us, she then said ‘they don’t know what the strong smell/odor was’!!!