TWU violates TCEQ monitoring requirements

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The TEXARKANA WATER UTILITIES water system PWS ID TX0190004 has violated the monitoring/reporting requirements set by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Chapter 30, Section 290, Subchapter F. Public water systems are required to collect and submit chemical samples of water provided to their customers and report the results of those samples to the TCEQ on a regular basis.

We failed to monitor and/or report the following constituent: chlorite. Failure to meet this requirement does not mean that the water was unsafe or that alternate sources of water should have been used.

This violation occurred in the monitoring period February 2019.

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Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether your drinking water is safe from chemical contamination. We did not complete all monitoring/reporting for chemical constituents, and therefore TCEQ cannot be sure of the safety of your drinking water during that time.

We are taking the following action(s) to address the issue: consulting with the Chief Plant Operator prior to collecting distribution chlorite samples to ensure the chlorine dioxide generator is running and the plant is treating water.

Please share this information with all other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Rick Barton at (903) 798 3850.

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