Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Lead Copper Rule for Community Water Systems
Lead Exceedance Public Education Requirements FOR COMMUNITIES
The City of Gladewater found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in the building(s) or residences during June through September 2018. Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Please read this information closely to see what you can do to reduce lead in your drinking water.
This notice is being sent to you by The City of Gladewater, Texas State Water System ID # 092001 on November 26, 2018.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and The City of Gladewater are concerned about lead in your drinking water. Although most sinks had low levels of lead in the drinking water, some had high lead levels above the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb), or 0.015 milligrams of lead per liter of water (mg/L).
Please note, this is not a violation under federal or state law, it does however, prompt The City of Gladewater to have post Lead Public Education and if found to have a high level reading in subsequent sampling, a program in place to minimize lead in your drinking water. This program may include adding corrosion control treatment, source water treatment, and if necessary replacing lead service lines. If you have any questions about how we are carrying out the requirements of the lead regulation, please give us a call at 903-844-6331.
This document explains the simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by reducing your exposure to lead in drinking water while in The City of Gladewater homes(s). More Information and Original Notice: