David Werley from Bryan Texas Utilities discussed power outages and updates from Thursday’s weather during his appearance on The Infomaniacs, May 27.

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Update from the city of Bryan:

On May 26, 2016, at 4:45 p.m., the City of Bryan Still Creek Wastewater Plant, located at 2828 Quality Park Lane, was significantly impacted when Still Creek overflowed its banks due to intense rainfall and area flooding. Once the floodwater entered the site, it quickly engulfed portions of the facility and submerged electrical/mechanical equipment. The plant was offline for approximately 14 hours while staff worked to evacuate the water so service could be restored.

Over the duration of the outage, an estimated 4.5 million gallons of untreated domestic wastewater was released into the floodwater in and around Still Creek. The affected area includes Still Creek flowing southwest from FM 2818 downstream of the plant.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) was notified of the incident. Although the facility is back in operation, crews are continuing efforts to fully restore service and remediate the site.

Because the spill is estimated to be over 100,000 gallons, the following precautionary actions are recommended:

1. Persons using private drinking water supply wells located within ½ mile of the spill site or within the potentially affected area should use only water that has been distilled or boiled at a rolling boil for at least one minute for all personal uses including drinking, cooking, bathing, and tooth brushing. Individuals with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling.

2. Although the City of Bryan’s water supply was not impacted by this incident, persons who purchase water from a public water supply may contact their water supply distributor to determine if the water is safe for personal use.

3. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill.

4. If the public comes in to contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

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The City of Bryan’s Public Works Director, Jayson Barfknecht discussed Thursday’s tornado and how it affected the city during a visit on The Infomaniacs on Friday, May 27.

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Bryan ISD Superintendent Tommy Wallis discussed Thursday’s tornado and how it affected the Bryan School District during a visit on The Infomaniacs on May 27.

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Single member district 1 Bryan City Councilman Al Saenz discussed wayside horns and railroad crossings in downtown Bryan, city involvement with the Research Valley Partnership, the Traditions development and other Bryan City Council controversies during an appearance on The Infomaniacs, Thursday, May 26.

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U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) of Bryan discussed the new labor law, EPA regulations, the new energy bill, and more during his weekly Washington update on The Infomaniacs Wednesday, May 25.

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College Station Mayor Nancy Berry discussed the Research Valley Partnership, the possibility of a change of location for Blinn College’s new campus, and more during her regular appearance on The Infomaniacs, Wednesday, May 25.

Click below to listen to Mayor Nancy Berry visit with WTAW’s Scott Delucia.



Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Chelsea Reber about the Special Olympics law enforcement torch run coming through the twin cities on Wednesday, along with reminders to register for the department’s junior police academy and locations of increased traffic enforcement.

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United Way of the Brazos Valley president Alison Prince visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about this week’s “Thank You” activities, and a reminder to participate in the “Baby Bundles” Day of Action campaign.

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Carl Orozco of Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity visited with Scott DeLucia on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs about Habitat’s Corporate Challenge fundraiser.

Click HERE for more information from B/CS Habitat for Humanity.

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The City of College Station’s Mayor Pro Tem, John Nichols discussed the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau budget and reserve fund, the new police facility, Southern Pointe, and more during his visit on The Infomaniacs on Friday, May 20.

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