Heavy Rains Once Again Cause Flooding at Lions Park in Temple
It seems like every time a storm rolls through Temple, Lions Park is flooded with wastewater.
We received a press release from the City of Temple Wednesday afternoon reporting that the city's wastewater collection system experienced an overflow at the park at 4320 Lions Park Road. According to the release, approximately 129,500 gallons of domestic sewage was discharged.
"The City of Temple notified the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, per regulation," the release reads. "City crews have mobilized to pump the contained discharge water back into the wastewater collection system for proper wastewater treatment. In addition, crews will remove debris and properly disinfect the affected area."
City officials are advising people to avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the affected area, which probably goes without saying. They're also asking anyone using private water supplies within half a mile of the site to only use water that's been distilled or brought to a rolling boil for at least 60 seconds. If you have a well in the area, you should have it tested and disinfected.