Concrete and rags led to blockage, wastewater overflow
EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) - El Paso Water crews discovered large amounts of concrete and rags clogging a wastewater line in West El Paso Tuesday evening.
It was in a non-residential area, crews had to cut open the pipe to remove the items blocking the flow.
About 24,000 gallons spilled according to EPWater. Crews had to plug a manhole cover in the area to divert those thousand of gallons of wastewater. About ten-percent made its way to the Rio Grande through a second stormwater drain and was fully contained.