IN 2019…..(note in 2009 below post how long this has taken to begun to get under control!!)
As you may recall, I spoke with Fort Worth city staff this past summer about their sanitary sewer overflow initiative (SSOI) program. I was told that the sewage pipelines in the Kaltenbrun area were identified as a priority for the 2019 year under the SSOI. I’ve heard nothing contradicting that in the months since.
Staff also spoke about future plans to expand the Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility, as well as to open a new facility on nearby Mary’s Creek. Both of these projects should reduce the stress on wastewater infrastructure in west Fort Worth, thus reducing the potential for SSOs in the future as the area develops further.
More information about the SSOI and future wastewater treatment facility expansion plans can be found in the latest version of the city’s water/wastewater capital improvement plan, available on Fort Worth’s website:
From: kim feil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 9:37 AM
To: Aaron Hoff <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed Protection Plan – 30-day Public Comment Period begins
Any update on when Ft Worth will fix the Kaltenbraun sewer flooding issue on the Ft Worth side of Lake Arlington?
On Monday, December 31, 2018, 12:10:12 PM CST, Aaron Hoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I am pleased to announce that the draft Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed Protection Plan (VCLA WPP) is available for open public comment. Comments will be accepted from now until January 31, 2019.
A digital copy of the draft VCLA WPP can be viewed on the TRA project website: http://www.trinityra.org/lakearlingtonvillagecreek. Comments may be submitted by email, written letter, or delivered in person. Please see the attached news release for additional details.
If you have any questions related to the draft VCLA WPP or the formal comment period, please contact me at email@example.com.
Village Creek-Lake Arlington
Trinity River Authority of Texas
(817) 493-5581 (office)
(979) 255-9793 (mobile)
http://www.arlingtontx.gov/news/2010/archive_0110_01.html No longer a working link…I found this in my email draft as a cut and paste…hah!
January 5, 2010
Sanitary Sewer Line Overflows in Fort Worth
Arlington Reports No Risk to Local Water Supply
Fort Worth Water Utility officials today reported that an overflow occurred early Tuesday morning at the site of a sewer line relocation project resulting in an overflow into Lake Arlington.
Quicksilver Resources Inc. is relocating a Fort Worth 54-inch sewer line in order to place a gas well pad site near Lake Arlington. The construction contractor, W. R. Hodgson, had installed plugs in the sewer line and put bypass pumping in place as part of its line relocation work.
The pumps were unable to keep up with the flow volume and resulted in sewage overflowing into a creek that flows into Lake Arlington. Corrective measures were taken. The creek is being damned to contain a portion of the spill, and this will be returned to the sanitary sewer system.
The City of Fort Worth has notified the City of Arlington and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the overflow.
Arlington Water Utilities Director Julie Hunt reinforced this message Tuesday afternoon to Arlington water customers.
“This overflow does not pose any danger to Arlington’s drinking water supply,” she said. “We continue to monitor the water quality in Lake Arlington to ensure that it is safe before being treated.”
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires wastewater system operators to notify the news media and public officials when large discharges occur from the sanitary sewer collection system. According to the TCEQ, the public should avoid contact with affected streams, ponds and lakes.
End of November flooding at Kaltenbraun 2015…
End of May 2015 flooding at a Kaltenbraun
Besides Arlington TX, here are a couple of poop-related-from-storm-flows….
1/20/2016 UPDATE….when the lights go out in a power outage…you may also get FRACKQUAKES when they (the injection well pumps) all automatically come back on! See here for Oklahoma frackquake story.
Yesterday I viewed the Texas law for waste treatment plant’s back up plans during a power outage…
And while I was reading that……” this “… was happening in Missouri…..
Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant Shutdown
“It is believed that the recent heavy rainfall and the rising Meramec River caused the treatment plant inflow to exceed capacity, which resulted in water overflowing the plant controls and causing a power outage to the entire treatment plant. This plant is designed for 6.75 million gallons per day (MGD) of flow; at the time the overflow occurred, it was treating nearly 24 MGD.
Sewage that would normally be treated at this wastewater treatment plant is not being treated at this time. Sewage is being diverted into nearby rivers and streams”.