Texas A&M University has discovered a sewage leak on campus that apparently began in 2017, university officials announced Wednesday.
A sanitary sewer line from Whitely Hall had been improperly connected to a storm drain after renovations were completed in August, according to a statement released by Texas A&M University.
The problem was discovered Tuesday, and work to reroute the sanitary sewer line was expected to be completed Wednesday.
The university said an estimated 1.18 million gallons of sanitary sewer effluent flowed into detention ponds on the campus golf course and into Wolf Pen Creek over the course of eight months.
The city of College Station and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality have been notified, the statement said.
The TCEQ recommended people using water from private wells within a half-mile of Wolf Pen Creek 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 and hygiene.