Wastewater spill contained in Amarillo

A spill Monday from a wastewater collection facility at the City of Amarillo’s Lift Station No. 40 has been contained.

The spill at the facility, located at 7100 Cliffside Road, was due to the drywell flooding, causing a power outage. Power was restored Monday evening. The facility is operational.

The volume of the spill was an estimated 300,000 gallons and was a combination of domestic, commercial and industrial wastewaters. The wastewater flowed into an open field and did not flow into a nearby creek. 

Disinfectant has been placed on the spill area.

The regional office of the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality has been notified of the spill.