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q Page 6A Hays Free Press April 20, 2016 4 I i Wastewater Spill: Into Garlic Creek Continued from pg. 1A tor of Public Works, and other government officials have been notified. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) was notified and conducted an investiga- tion at the site. The TCEQ has detected "no adverse effects due to this incident," according to the release, along with no solids released. TCEQ also observed no fish kill. As a precaution, the TCEQ is asking those who use private drinking water supply wells located within a half-mile of the spill site or within the potentially affected area should use only distilled water or water boiled for one minute. Distilled or boiled water should be used for personal uses including drinking, cooking, bathing and tooth brushing. Individuals with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling. In addition, people who purchase water from a public water supply may contact their water supply distributor to determine if the water is safe for per- sonal use. According to the TCEQ, the public should avoid contact with waste materi- al, soil or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste materi- al, soil or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible. BudaWater Special- istBrian Lillibridge said Mark's Overlook's Lodge was'issued notification required by the state re- garding the spill. But according to libridge, due to recent nwater runoff, there were no solids in Garlic Creek that needed to be cleaned up. : Lillibridge said recent rains diluted any solids that may have spilled. "We don't want some thing like this to happen," Lillibridge said. "But runoff from the recent rain event helped a lot. With the overflow, no solids were observed. It was liquid, so there's no solid to clean up." The suspected cause was due to work conduct- ed by a contractor install- ing new equipment when a bypass pump malfunc- tioned. A Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) line was also accidentally cut by the contractor and there was no alarm notification, according to the release. The bypass pump has been restored to operation and the SCADA commu- nication line has been repaired and tested. The SCADA line, which is a land based line that transmits a high level alarm in case of emergen- cy, is installed in all lift stations in Buda. The contractor per- forming the work will hire qualified personnel to ob- tain water quality samples of Garlic Creek, ,,,,, Jail Bailout: Is it Continued from pg. 1A a new one? .... (GO) bonds. In order to expand the jail, property near the standing structure will need to be acquired and will require the city of San Marcos to finish improve- ments on Uhland Road. Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe said the road is on the city's list for capital improvements. A law enforcement facili- ty and a communication facility will be covered by the bond election as well. The court agreed that the communication facility should house and serve both the county and mu- nicipalities within it. Cobb said he still remembers the ribbon cutting ceremony for the don't lock and the can catch on fire from wiring that is 30 years old. We'd be in an endless cycle of funding a couple of million dollars for a while on an annual basis of duct taping that whole thing together." -Will Conley, Precinct 3 Commissioner current jail in 1990 by former County Judge Don Rains. Even as the doors to the brand new jail were opening, Rains was already planning that it was time to start~ ~g for the next jail, Cobb said. "That's a good feeling to know there's not another one coming two years from now," Conley said. "We'll be set up for the next 20 or 0 3 years, about our 0 9 CD Special: NAT~O~AL ~A~( Kyle Banking Center 800 W. FM 150 I Kyle, TXI 512,268,4444 I www,firstlockhartcom *Annual Percentage YMd (APY) accurate as of March 28, 2016 A minimum of $10,000 to open account an({ obtain the stated AFY. A penalty may be imposed for eady withdrawa! Member FDiC LENDER Here's to the life we love. And the lives we care for. At St. David's, our goal is simple. To be the best. Which means delivering care based on your needs. Your life is our passion. And that passion drives our purpose. Because you deserve the best. S The Best Is Here. + + il ill l i i Ii ]1 I ti