City of Waco officials warned of 171,000 gallons of sewage spilling into Lake Waco, after rain early Friday morning flooded a lift station near the 400 block of Green Oak Drive.

If the area sees more flooding during the next 24 hours, city spokesman Jonathan Echols said another lift station is in danger of being inundated by water.

This incident comes only three days after about 200,000 gallons of domestic sewage and wastewater burst out of manholes throughout Waco early Tuesday morning, after about 1.7 inches of rain drenched the city and surrounding areas.

Echols said the issue has no impact on drinking water but that residents who live nearby should not go swimming in that area.

“The discharge is expected to continue until the water of the lake recedes,” said a statement released by the city.

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