On Tuesday a Stanley Lake Mud employee was testing fire hydrants in the Cape Conroe Sub division when he noticed sewage smell. He immediately notified his supervisors who started to search for the source. It was found a short time later. The Walmart Store at Walden Road and SH 105 has their own sewage lift station for the shopping center. An electrical malfunction rendered not just the pumps inoperative, but also the alarms. It is not known how long the situation existed. MUD District officials notified Walmart management and TCEQ. It was found that the raw sewage which is normally piped to Stanley Lake MUD for processing wasn’t making the trip do to the pumps. Instead it was overflowing and going down a manhole. That manhole ends in the shopping then flows into Stanley Lake, a community lake in Cape Conroe which is just over 2-acres in size, from there it travels under Lakeview Drive and onto a spillway into Lake Conroe. The MUD has already issued a letter to all residents urging them to stay off Stanley Lake until water samples are analyzed. Walmart has already contacted an environmental company to start cleanup, electricians are repairing the electrical equipment. Officials do note that all the water wells are quite a distance away an are at a higher elevation.