Record rains in Dallas, had a greater effect than residents originally thought. At five locations where there were sanitary sewer overflows, there were more than 100,000 gallons of wastewater.

Robert Wilonsky, The Dallas Morning News, report on the incident for which Dallas Water Utilities would not initially give locations. Residents were also made to wait days before hearing about the incident:

DWU Assistant Director Zachary Peoples says we’re just now finding out about the overflows because they didn’t top the 100,000-gallon mark until Sunday, which is when the city notified the TCEQ. The state requires public notifications for spills of more than 100,000 gallons or when a spill occurs within a half-miles of drinking sources.

To learn more about these serious overflows, head over to The Dallas Morning News: Read More