Westlake cleaning up, refilling Trophy Club pond, officials say

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A pond in Trophy Club that was polluted late last week by a sewage spill is being cleaned up and will be refilled, officials said Wednesday.

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 in the Hogan’s Glen subdivision in neighboring Trophy Club.

Westlake and Trophy Club are separated by Texas 114.

Westlake hired a remediation company to pump polluted water out of the creek and pond. Lime was applied to the banks to combat contaminants.

Officials for both cities said Wednesday that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality had approved the cleanup efforts, which cleared the way for fresh water to be pumped back into the pond.

“We are in the process of cleaning up a waterfall feature at the pond,” Jarrod Greenwood, public works director for the town of Westlake, said early Wednesday evening.

“We can start filling that pond up tomorrow.”

The creek is usually dry, Greenwood said, so there is no plan to return water to it.

However, the pond will be recharged with drinking water purchased by Westlake from the Trophy Club Municipal Water District. Greenwood estimated it would take an estimated 400,000 gallons to do the job.

April M. Reiling, spokeswoman for the town of Trophy Club, said Westlake has agreed to work with the Hogan’s Glen Homeowners Association to restock the pond with fish.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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