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1.3 million gallons of sewage spilled into Nolan Creek, city officials say

Earlier, the city said it was working to stop the sewage spill into the creek west of the Temple-Belton Wastewater Treatment Plant Wednesday afternoon.

BELTON, Texas — About 1.3 million gallons of sewage spilled into Nolan Creek, The City of Belton said in a release on Wednesday.

Earlier, the city said it was working to stop the sewage spill into the creek west of the Temple-Belton Wastewater Treatment Plant Wednesday afternoon.

The Brazos River Authority, which manages the plant for Temple and Belton, notified the City about the leak, which was discovered due to abnormally low sewage flows from the City into the treatment plant Wednesday morning, per officials. 

"The public should avoid contact with creek water that is downstream from the treatment plant and should not ingest the water," City spokesperson Paul Romer said. "If someone comes in contact with the water, the person should bathe and thoroughly wash clothes as soon as possible."

Romer also warned that fishermen should avoid any dead or dying fish and to be sure to properly clean and cook any fish that are caught.

It is still unclear what caused the leak to occur.

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