The City of Levelland was officially put on notice by the state regulatory agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for an environmental violation. The Texas Commission on Environment Quality released a copy of records in the case this week. The case was closed on Wednesday according to the TCEQ website.
The report stated that the agency received a complaint from a resident in the 1100 block of Avenue N concerning raw sewage on the street. The complaint also noted that the state agency was notified on all three dates that the spill occurred by City of Levelland officials. The report further indicated that the City has taken steps to fix the problem prior to TCEQ officials arriving on the scene. The city has cleaned and flushed the sewer line and made improvements to a manhole at the spill site.
A “Notice of Violation” was sent to the City of Levelland, however, the agency said the city will likely face no monetary fines due to the violation. The City of Levelland has said that the problem occurred mainly due to heavy rains this spring.