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                                                 Notice of Drinking Water Arsenic Violation

                                                               Mandatory Public Notification Language

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the CITY OF STANTON water system that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for ARSENIC.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established the MCL for ARSENIC at 0.010 mg/L, and has determined that it is a health concern at levels above the MCL.  Analysis of drinking water in your community for ARSENIC indicates a level of 0.011 mg/L.  This violation occurred in quarter four 2017 for EP002

This is not an emergency.  However, some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL over many years could experience skin damage or problems with their circulatory system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. You do not need to use an alternative water supply.  However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you.

You do not need to use an alternative water supply.  However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you.

Steps to Correct the Problem:

Blend surface water and ground water to reduce levels below maximum contamination levels.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, 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.

Contact Information:

JESSIE MONTEZ

432-756-3302

Post/Delivery on: December 18, 2017

 

Public Notification Instructions

1.       Fill in your Public Water System ID#.

2.      Fill in the name of your water system.

3.      Fill in the level of ARSENIC that was detected in your water for the RUNNING ANNUAL AVERAGE, which was listed on the violation letter.

4.      Fill in the time period of the violation. Usually this will be the quarter and year, like 'fourth quarter of 2008.'

5.      Describe corrective actions your water system is taking and anticipated date of completion.

For example:

·       Bottled water is available at no cost to affected populations at (location).

·       We are drilling a new well to be completed by (anticipated date).

·       We are receiving technical assistance from TCEQ.

·       We are investigating the possibility of connecting to another system.

·       We plan to change the way we blend water from different sources.

·       We are installing a reverse osmosis (RO) unit or other treatment to lower the contaminant levels.

·       We have a RO unit or other treatment attached to a designated tap located at (location) for use by affected populations.

You can add any information that is factual and does not change the intent of the notice.

6.      Write in the name and phone number of your water system’s contact person.

You must provide a name and phone number for a water system representative who can provide more information about this issue to your consumers.  When appropriate, this should include a multilingual contact.

7.       Fill out the Certification of Delivery form and submit it, along with a copy of the public notification, to TCEQ at:


Public Drinking Water Section

Public Notification Program, MC-155
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087

 





  
 
 TTHM Notice Minimize
TTHM
Mandatory Public Notification Language


The CITY OF STANTON  has been notified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) that the water this system supplies has exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes (TTHM's), as set in the Commission's Drinking Water Standards.

The MCL for TTHM's is 0.080 milligrams per liter (mg/L).  Compliance with this level is based on a running annual average of quarterly sample results.  CITY OF STANTON's running annual average for the FIRST quarter of 2017 was 0.096 mg/L.


Trihalomethanes are a group of volatile organic compounds that are formed when chlorine, added  to the water during the treatment process for disinfection, reacts with naturally-occurring organic matter in the water.  


Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidney, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. 


You do not need to use an alternative water supply.  However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you.


We are working to correct the problem. The City of Stanton is in the process of combining chlorine and ammonia to minimize formation of Trihalomethanes . Ground water is also in use to help blend with surface water.


Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, 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 any questions concerning this notice, you may contact JESSIE MONTEZ at 432-756-3302.                                                                                                
                                                                                                         
Posted/delivery: April 20, 2017 

TTHM
Mandatory Public Notification Language

The CITY OF STANTON  has been notified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) that the water this system supplies has exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes (TTHM's), as set in the Commission's Drinking Water Standards.

The MCL for TTHM's is 0.080 milligrams per liter (mg/L).  Compliance with this level is based on a running annual average of quarterly sample results.  CITY OF STANTON's running annual average for the FOURTH quarter of 2016 was 0.096 mg/L.

Trihalomethanes are a group of volatile organic compounds that are formed when chlorine, added  to the water during the treatment process for disinfection, reacts with naturally-occurring organic matter in the water.  

Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidney, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. 

You do not need to use an alternative water supply.  However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you.

We are working to correct the problem. The City of Stanton is in the process of combining chlorine and ammonia to minimize formation of Trihalomethanes . Ground water is also in use to help blend with surface water.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, 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 any questions concerning this notice, you may contact JESSIE MONTEZ at 432-756-3302.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                            
                                                                                      
 Posted/delivery: April 20, 2017 


 
  
 
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