Amarillo Wastewater Release

Amarillo, TX - Operator error has been found to be the cause of an accidental wastewater release at Amarillo's Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The incident happened just before one Monday afternoon, at the River Road Wastewater Plant.

That's about eight miles north of Amarillo.

City officials say 125,000 gallons of aeration basin contents were released.

The area affected is along east Amarillo creek.

Those who live in the area have been notified. And water plant treatment crews are keeping an eye on the wastewater situation, both upstream and downstream.