The excessive rain over the last several days overwhelmed Lone Star’s sewer system, resulting in spillage from the sewer collection system into Ellison Creek Reservoir or the Lone Star Lake. Most of this spillage is rainwater that has infiltrated the sewer system. There is no immediate threat to public safety and citizens should not be concerned. It did not affect the drinking water for the City of Lone Star. The City’s water source is not Lone Star Lake. The City purchases drinking water from Northeast Texas Municipal Water District, who sources their water from Lake-O-the-Pines. The City of Lone Star is working to maintain and ensure public health with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. If you have questions, you can contact City Hall at 903-656-2311.