HARKER HEIGHTS — A system failure at the Trimmer Creek Lift Station caused roughly 17,500 gallons of sewage to overflow into the Trimmier Creek Tributary, resulting in the death of fish and plant life along the creek near a residential subdivision, officials said.

According to a press release issued by the city, the Trimmer Creek Lift Station malfunctioned Tuesday night causing sewage to flow out of manhole covers and into the creek near the Tuscany Meadows subdivision in Harker Heights. Residents in the neighborhood said they first became aware of the overflow around 7:30 p.m. and alerted the Harker Heights Police Department and city officials.

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Great way to start the morning off by seeing this on the front page !

Sure did ruin my breakfast ! This should have been on the Inside of

one of the newspaper section or the back page of some section but

never on a Front page ! C'mon KDH, You all have better class than that !

At least I thought you all did ??


The same thing happened not long ago. Much more recently than the 2016 incident reported in this article. Seem its happening more often than anybody wants to admit. I have to wonder what's changed over the years? Seems we hear about this problem much more frequently than we used to!

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