Westlake officials still working to clean up sewage spill that flowed into Trophy Club

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After working all weekend to clean up a sewage spill, Westlake officials must now wait on water sample tests to determine if more cleanup is needed.

Jarrod Greenwood, public works director for the Town of Westlake, said the results aren’t expected to be back until late Tuesday.

After a meeting with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Monday, Westlake agreed to continue pumping water from the creek and the pond.

The spill occurred Friday after an electronic malfunction at a Westlake lift station dumped more than 200,000 gallons of sewage into a creek that flowed into a pond at the Hogan’s Glen subdivision in neighboring Trophy Club, Greenwood said.

When the accident occurred, the sewage was being moved to a water treatment plant operated by the Trinity River Authority.

“It traveled about three quarters of a mile,” Greenwood said.

Westlake officials first learned about the spill Friday morning.

Westlake and Trophy Club are separated by Texas 114.

Bill Hanna, 817-390-7698 Twitter: @fwhanna

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