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Hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage spilled into a bay area neighborhood

Posted: 9:21 PM, Jun 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-21 22:21:59-04

Hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage spilled into a neighborhood and the neighbors tell us it happens every time it floods.

 "When it rains, the sewer overflows, runs into the alleyway.  We have raw sewage, and toilet paper, and other things that have been flushed," Roger Braugh told our reporter.

According to the City flooding near Hewitt Drive and Santa Fe caused the sewage overflow sending a quarter of a million gallons of sewage into the bay. 
The spill has been reported to the TCEQ.

 "I worry more about the quality of our water, which is so important to tourism and our bayfront. Anything that’s flushed down a toilet ends up down an alleyway and then into the bay," relayed Braugh.

Crews are testing the water quality and the City is working on repairing old sewage infrastructure to prevent future sewage spills.