JACKSONVILLE, Texas — The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Public reports a spill of more than 100,000 gallons of water waste discharge. 

The spill occurred on South Bolton Street at Sunnydale Drive during the week.

The suspected cause of the spill is due to the excessive rainfall. 

 The immediate area is being flushed and disinfected. 

The City of Jacksonville issued the following precautionary statements: 

  • People using private drinking water supply wells located within half a mile of the spill site or within the potentially affected area should use only water that has been distilled or boiled at a rolling boil for at least one minute for all 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. 
  • Persons who purchase water from a public water supply may contact their water supply distributor to determine if the water is safe for personal use.
  • The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. 
  • If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.